Johnson was 28 years old in 1991 when she visited Moore's office with her mother to discuss a custody dispute.
The fire is now being investigated as arson, according to local authorities. The Lookout Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene, but by the time they put out the flames, the family had lost everything they owned.
Any suspects in the fire?
No charges or warrants had been filed as of late Friday afternoon.
"He's been trouble in the neighborhood for a while", Tallant said.
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Johnson and her family are now staying in a motel.
"I threw on my coveralls and took off down the driveway", he said.
She told AL.com that she has not yet been told by law enforcement officials how the fire started, except that it began at the back of the house. According to Johnson, one neighbor told her that the man in question approached the neighbor and asked if she thought Johnson's house was going to burn.
"I like people like that", he said.
Police say they have identified a suspect who is known in the area for being drunk and misbehaved.
Johnson and her family are now living in a motel.
"My neighbors are just heartbroken, too", she said. "They're pulling together and helping us out".