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Person being questioned in connection with deadly house fire in Detroit

DETROIT – A person is being questioned in connection with a house fire in Detroit that killed two people and left another person hospitalized.

The fire started just after 2 a.m. in the 19600 block of Hoyt.

Family members told Local 4 that 23-year-old James Jordan and his 21-year-old girlfriend were killed.

A third person, believed to be the woman's brother, was also injured. He is listed in serious condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Arson Capt. Pat McNulty said there was fight hours before the fire started between Jordan's ex-girlfriend, who is the mother of his child, and his new girlfriend.

The ex-girlfriend made threats about coming back to the home after the fight, McNulty said.

Investigators found an accelerant from something that was thrown through a window.

“This is very sad that this happened, but unfortunately we have a world today where things like this happen,” said Detroit arson chief Charles Simms. “That’s where we come in and try to make sure that the people who are responsible for crimes like this serve the consequences.”

Police have not released details on who they are questioning.