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A deadly house fire in Nebraska killed four people by burning across the street

Reports linked two large house fires that killed four people in a small town in Nebraska early Thursday morning. A suspect was arrested.

Jason Jones, 42, was found hiding in his residence one street across from the crime scene early Friday morning, officials said. said.

According to Fox News,he was found with severe burns after being detained by a SWAT team and taken to a hospital in Lincoln.

Paramedics responded to reports of an explosion at a rural home in Laurel around 3 a.m., according to the Nebraska Highway Patrol.

They found the house on fire and one dead.

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When they extinguished the flames, first responders found three other residents dead just three blocks away. We were warned of another fire.

Victims were identified as Janet Twyford (86), Gene Twyford (85), Dan Twyford (55), and Michelle Evering (53). It plunged a small town of 1,000 people into "unspeakable grief."

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Bolduc noted that evidence from both sites pointed to Jones. said there is. A specific motive for the crime was not disclosed.

Officials said facilitators were used in both incidents.