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Fire investigation determines victim set Waurika house fire

Waurika, Okla._A tragic update to a Waurika house fire that killed an 11-year-old girl.

Monday, state fire agents wrapped up their investigation and determined the fire was set by Kaylie Howard during a behavioral outburst while inside her bedroom.

They believe she intentionally poured gasoline over her personal belongings and set fire to them.

Authorities don't believe she had any intention of harming her family, destroying her home, and had no idea of the catastrophic effect her actions would have. Investigators believe the girl sought shelter in her closet where she was found hugging a teddy bear.

Investigators were also able to recover the family's gas can from inside her room. The cause of death is pending the medical examiner's findings.

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