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12:33 pm
Tue November 10, 2009

Killer OKC Fire: No Accident

Oklahoma City, OK – Police: Fire where bodies found intentionally set

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City police say a fire that swept through a home where four people were found dead was intentionally set. Investigators are now searching for a fifth person who they believe was at the house when the blaze began.

Firefighters discovered the bodies of three women and one man early Monday inside the burning home on the city's southwest side. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Police Sgt. Gary Knight says investigators believe another man was at the home when the fire started and they are searching for him.

Knight says the medical examiner's office has not yet determined how the four people died.

Melvin Watkins, whose family owns the home, says he rented it about three months ago to 31-year-old Jose Fernando Fierro.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.