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Kansan arrested after house fire killed woman, 2 girls

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The only survivor of a Kansas house fire that killed a woman and two young girls has been arrested on suspicion of setting the blaze.

Topeka police arrested 32-year-old Kyle J. Tyler, of Holton, on Saturday.

He remained jailed Sunday on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder committed in the commission of another felony, arson and several other charges.

Tyler was being held in lieu of $1 million bail but had not been formally charged.

The Topeka Capital Journal reports that the three people who died in the Friday morning fire were identified by city spokeswoman Gretchen Spiker as 30-year-old Genny Fitzpatrick, 9-year-old Peyton Tyler, and 1-year-old Kourtney Tyler.

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