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Southside ‘grandma on the block’ who says home was intentionally set on fire has ‘no enemies’

Southside ‘grandma on the block’ who says home was intentionally set on fire has ‘no enemies’
Posted at 6:17 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 18:21:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A Southside woman who said her home was intentionally set it on fire is begging her neighbors to turn in whoever set the blaze.

Glenda Williams has lived on Minefee Street for almost four decades.

Williams, who said she is affectionately known as the neighborhood's grandma on the block, believes someone who may live close by set her home on fire early Monday morning.

Glenda Williams

Glenda Williams

"You can't tell me that someone did this to my home," a baffled Williams said. "I have no enemies and that's what hurts the most is why."

Williams said three fires were intentionally set inside and items like TVs were missing from her home

"They put something on the stove in the kitchen and put a fire underneath my bed and on top of it,” Williams said. “My flat screen TV was missing and my baby boy was in process of moving in with me and they burned all of his stuff."

Williams' Minefee Street home

Williams' Minefee Street home

Richmond fire marshals said their investigation into the blaze remains an open investigation.

Williams was spending time with family out-of-town when the fire started.

Williams said she will continue to stay with those family members until investigators discover who torched her home.

"If anybody knows who did this, please, please, just say something,” Williams pleaded. “This is my home. This is my life. It's all I had."

Williams said her fire insurance lapsed as she is on a fixed income and could no longer afford it.

Family members have established a GoFundMe on her behalf. Click here if you would like to make a contribution.