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09/17/04 - Columbus, Ohio

Apartment Fire That Killed 10 Ruled Arson

Officials in Columbus, Ohio, say an apartment fire that killed ten people Sunday was arson.

The state fire marshal's office and other investigators met with relatives of the victims for about two hours Thursday to break the news. The head of the Ohio Department on Hispanic-Latino Affairs, says that while the families are still distraught, everyone is beginning to focus on the investigation and the understanding that there is someone to blame.

The fire came about six weeks after three other fires were set in the same building.

Five of the six adult men killed in the blaze worked for a Columbus landscaping company.

Owner David Peabody says he hopes to create a memorial garden near the apartment where the fire happened.

A woman and three young boys also died.

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