Imagine coming home from vacation to find a charred mess and all your belongings destroyed by smoke.
Washington County Sheriff's deputies say early Saturday morning, just before 7 a.m., someone set a home in Aloha on fire and the person responsible may be the burglar who had broken in just moments before.
Juan Carlos, who lives just across the street, is friends with the victims and said he was woken up that morning by the sound of fire trucks.
"I saw big smoke right on top of the house," he said.
He immediately called his friends who were on vacation in Reno, NV.
He said it was difficult sharing the bad news.
"They were crying, they were pretty worried about it. They told me they were going to try to fly back home to see what was going on. And when they came back Monday morning, they saw the house completely burned up," Carlos said.
Washington County Sheriff's investigators said there is evidence of a burglary and that the house was intentionally set on fire.
They said it's an unusual case because the victims don't appear to have any enemies and so far don't know who set it on fire, how they did it or why.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
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