Fatal Swiss house fire checked for arson
BERLIN — Swiss police say a father and his two young children have died in a house fire and they are investigating whether the man set the fire deliberately.
The fire broke out Sunday morning in a six-story building in the southeastern city of Chur. Rescuers found three bodies in one apartment.
Police in Graubuenden canton said the victims are believed to be a 33-year-old man from the Dominican Republic, his 8-year-old daughter and his 3-year-old son.
They said a fire accelerant caused at least one explosion and investigators are focusing on a suspected role the father might have had in the blaze.
Six residents and two firefighters were taken to a hospital after inhaling smoke from the fire, and 48 people were evacuated from the building.