UPDATE: Officials Confirm Three Deaths in Afternoon Fire

Crews still on the scene of an apartment fire near downtown Evansville.

Evansville police and firefighters are on the scene of a deadly house fire and officers say they believe the fire was intentionally set.

The fire is at 29 West Franklin Street.

Authorities have confirmed three fatalities caused by the fire. Evansville Police also say they have detained a person of interest in the case. The scene is being treated as a crime scene.

We will bring more updates as information becomes available.


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