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Family conflict causes house fire in Luwan District

A household in Luwan District caught fire this afternoon after a man attacked his father and brother and lighted their home in a dispute. Luwan District police said the suspect surnamed Xia had been taken for investigation. Xia's father and brother were hit in the heads and ran out of their house at 217 Ji'nan Road before it was set ablaze, neighbors said. The two were in stable conditions. Police said the fire was reported at 12:54pm and was put out at 1:15pm by the fire department. Officials said the cause of the fire was still under investigation, but they confirmed it was triggered by the family conflict. Xia, 48, was allegedly suffering mental problems and always had an illusion of the end of the world, according to his neighbors.

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