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Milwaukee police: Deadly house fire is arson Submitted: 04/17/2015
Milwaukee police: Deadly house fire is arson
Story By Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee police say someone purposely started a fire where two people were found dead.


In a news release, police Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer said they are investigating the deaths of a 27-year-old man and woman as homicides and the fire as arson. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and State Fire Marshal are also investigating.

Stanmeyer says the pair died on the scene of the fire that was reported early Friday.

A suspect has not been identified but police arrested two men at the scene for unrelated charges.

Authorities say firefighters found flames on the first and second floor of the north side house. Firefighters say explosions heard coming from the home were due to numerous oxygen tanks.

The woman hasn't yet been identified.

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