Investigators: Arson Killed 3 In Ohio

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- Authorities have ruled arson was behind a fire that claimed three lives in an Ohio house with a history of building code violations.

The state Fire Marshal's Office Tuesday announced its findings in the fire that broke out in the southwest Ohio city of Lebanon early on Oct. 19.

Spokesman Shane Cartmill says state and city investigators have evidence of arson and ruled out all other causes after extensive interviews and laboratory tests.

No other details were released immediately.

The three adults whose bodies were found inside the century-old wood frame house have not been identified.

Authorities have said the property owner had been notified of some interior and exterior code violations.

Lebanon is about 25 miles northeast of Cincinnati.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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