Man rescued from house fire may have set fire himself

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Police say a man who was rescued from a house fire in Harrison Township is now suspected of starting the fire himself.

Crews responded to reports of a fire alarm and a burning smell at a house on E. Nottingham Road, near Halworth Road, just before 7 a.m. Thursday.

Authorties say someone called 911 to report the alarm. According to authorities, the caller also knocked on the door to alert anyone living inside the house about the fire.

Crews arrived and saw smoke inside the house.

Firefighters forced entry into the home through the back door, searched and found a man inside.

Crews removed the man from the house. He was taken to Grandview Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Crews were able to contain the fire. Fire officials say the house sustained smoke damage.

Initial investigation suggests that the man, who is also a suspect in a domestic violence incident at the same address, deliberately set the fire himself.

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