Woman hurt in Coatesville arson dies

December 8, 2008 7:44:06 PM PST
Investigators in Coatesville now say it was an arsonist who torched a home, igniting the fire that critically injured an elderly woman. Irene Kempest died from her injuries Monday afternoon, following the fourth suspected arson in Coatesville 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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