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July 15, 2018
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Fatal house fire determined arson
(WOUB) - Investigators say a house fire in Portsmouth that killed a 22-year-old woman and her three young children was arson.

The March 7 fire started at the rear of the two-story, wood-frame house.

The state fire marshal's office on Friday
declined to release information on evidence in the case or say how the fire was started.

Investigators say they have ruled out electrical malfunction and all other possible accidental causes of the blaze.

Killed in the fire were 22-year-old Lisa Rose and her three young girls ages 3, 2 and 11 months.

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