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Two injured in house fire, arson suspected

PERRY TOWNSHIP — A fire at a Perry Township house is being investigated as arson, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless.

Fire crews were alerted at 10:47 p.m. Wednesday to a home at 95 Private Road 254. There authorities found a 38-year-old woman who had suffered injuries from the fire.

She was Lifeflighted to Cabell Huntington Hospital and then to a Cincinnati area hospital.

A 38-year-old man at the house was also injured. However, he was taken by private vehicle to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and then flown to another Kentucky medical center.

According to the sheriff’s release, the fire was “an intentional act on the part of a male subject who had left the scene.”

The names of those involved are not being released.