BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson for a fatal Blue Springs duplex fire that police say he started when he intentionally set some clothing on fire in the basement. The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Anthony Jordan is accused of starting the fire in his home that led to the death of a woman who lived next door. Police say Jordan told investigators that he had poured lighter fluid onto clothing in the basement because he was drunk and angry with his ex-girlfriend. When firefighters arrived at the duplex fire early Monday morning, they found the woman with serious injuries and rushed her to a hospital, where she died Wednesday.
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