Police investigate Louisville fire as arson; 4 found dead

Louisville, Arson, Investigation
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville police are investigating the deaths of four people found in a home after firefighters responded to a house fire.

Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Dwight Mitchell tells local media outlets that the fire Sunday was caused by arson, but wouldn’t comment on how the four people died. At least one child was among the dead.

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Mitchell says the Jeffersontown and McMahon fire departments responded to a fire call Sunday afternoon in southeast Louisville. Investigators quickly determined the fire was arson.

Jeffersontown Fire Chief Sean Dreisbach says there were multiple fires set on different floors of the home.

Homicide detectives are investigating. A possible motive or suspects have not been announced.


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