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Tuesday, April 23
The Indiana Daily Student

Man jumps from 2nd floor in fire ruled arson

No deaths but injuries severe, family shocked

A fire that forced a man to jump from a second-story window while carrying his 10-month-old daughter was arson, authorities said.\nInvestigators found an irregular burn pattern on the kitchen floor, indicating arson, said Andy Zirkle, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security's Division of Fire and Building Safety.\nDennis Sizemore, 47, remained in critical but stable condition in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after being severely injured Thursday, when he jumped from the window of his house near Martinsville, about 20 miles southwest of Indianapolis.\nSizemore's daughter, Maryann Sizemore, was not seriously injured.\nHer mother, Doreen Streeval, said she was at a loss to explain the fire.\n"I wonder who or why?" said Streeval, who was at work when the fire occurred. "I'm upset to think that somebody would try to take the life of a baby."\nBecause of his condition, investigators have not been able to interview Dennis Sizemore to get his account.\nNo suspects have been identified, said Morgan County Sheriff's Detective Larry Sanders.

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