Firefighting

Arson Suspected in Deadly Chicago Fire

A deadly Chicago fire that claimed the life of a 33-year-old woman and critically injured her children was likely intentionally set, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

While the fire had not officially been ruled an arson by late evening, a police source says an accelerant was used to start the fire and that they have identified a suspect — a man found at the scene whom they have yet to publicly identify.

“The reality is the likelihood is it’s going to be a homicide because we believe that it is an arson,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said, citing preliminary information.

McCarthy said the fire was set as part of a domestic dispute.

“We believe we know who the offender is, we believe we know what happened,” he said.

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