Coatesville fire ruled arson

December 8, 2008 10:28:27 AM PST
Investigators in Coatesville now say it was an arsonist who torched a home, igniting the fire that critically injured an elderly woman. It was the fourth suspected arson in the Chester County town in just three days.

The blaze started on the back porch in the early morning hours.

Firefighters rescued the 87-year-old victim from the second floor of the home.

Authorities are now trying to determine if the same person is responsible for a handful of arsons in Chester County dating back to last year.

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