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Springfield woman says intruders poured gas, set home ablaze

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman says two intruders robbed her and then set fire to her home as she tried to wake her four sleeping children.

The fire department in Springfield responded to the Sunday night blaze to investigate a possible arson.

The Springfield News-Sun ( ) says the woman reported that two men entered her home while she was upstairs, threatened her with a knife and demanded money. She said she gave them a safe and ran to wake her children.

She said that when she left the men, they poured gasoline inside the home and ignited it. The woman and her children escaped safely as firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze.

There was no immediate word on any suspects.


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