- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City fire that killed a woman and young girl has been ruled arson.

The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1nHmdlD ) reports the adult victim of the early Monday morning in Grandview has been identified as 37-year-old Anika M. Hobley of Kansas City.

The fire also killed an unidentified 14-month-old girl who lived in the home. Grandview police issued a statement on Tuesday saying it has determined the fire was intentionally set.

Firefighters responded just after 3 a.m. to the home and found Hobley’s body in the basement.

Two girls, ages 6 and 10, leaped from a window about 10 feet above the ground to escape the flames and knocked on the door of a neighbor, who called 911.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office is helping with the investigation.


Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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