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Police: Fatal Wis. fire was set


West Bend, WI (AP) -- Police say a fire at a West Bend house that killed a 29-year-old woman over the weekend was set.

According to a police news release, a juvenile had set a number of items on fire in the basement, causing Saturday's blaze.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the victim was identified Monday as April Ward. Her body was found in the basement.

An autopsy determined the woman died of smoke inhalation.

No information was provided on the juvenile, who escaped the fire with seven other occupants of the house. The juvenile has been turned over to authorities.

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