Weekend arson under investigation

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LAWTON, Okla._A Lawton fire marshal has determined a house fire Saturday night was set on purpose.

Lawton firefighters were called to a house fire on the 4500 block of Northwest Lincoln Avenue around 9:35 p.m. Saturday. Investigators also say a window screen had been removed and evidence shows someone had been in a back bedroom. A primary investigation revealed an accelerant was poured in a circle pattern in a bedroom before it was ignited. The fire was deemed to be an act of second-degree arson.

Damage is estimated at $12,000.

A records check showed the home was burglarized on August 29, 2015.