Fire at Lynn Street Home Investigated as Suspicious

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Fourteen people escape a home unharmed, after a fire breaks out on the back porch.

It happened this morning and police think it was intentionally set.

The Parkersburg Fire Department responded to the blaze in the 900 block of Lynn Street around 6:30 this morning.

Firefighters say when they arrived on scene there were flames and smoke showing on the back of the house.

The blaze was contained to the back porch and firefighters put it out in about three minutes.

The owner of the home says all 14 people inside at the time escaped without injuries.

The residents of the home told firefighters someone did recently threaten to set their house on fire.

Firefighters say the porch is a total loss, but there was only light smoke damage inside the house.

No arrests have been made but police do have a suspect.

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