Arson suspect arrested after China house fire kills 22
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BEIJING — Authorities apprehended a man suspected of setting fire to a two-story house in eastern China early Sunday, killing 22 people, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Investigators discovered traces of gasoline at the scene of the pre-dawn fire in Jiangsu province and found all the doors of the house locked, according to the national work safety agency.
The house, located in the city of Changshu, about 80
Three people were injured in the blaze.
The man who was apprehended is surnamed Jiang, Xinhua reported, without giving more details.
Changshu's city government said the fire broke out at around 4:30 a.m.