Man dies in arson fire in Poplar Bluff; woman jailed

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, June 06 2017 Jun 6, 2017 Tuesday, June 06, 2017 3:27:00 PM CDT June 06, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A southeast Missouri woman is accused of setting the fire that killed a man.

KFVS-TV reports that the fire broke out Sunday in an apartment building in Poplar Bluff. Firefighters pulled 57-year-old Tommy Younger from the fire, but he died on Monday.

Authorities determined the blaze was arson and questioned a 41-year-old woman. Police say she admitted setting the fire.

The woman is jailed, but formal charges were not filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

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