Police say father started blaze that killed family

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Posted: Jul 08, 2011 11:01 AM
Police say father started blaze that killed family

Police say a house fire that killed two parents and their three chidren was deliberately started by the father.

The family died in the early hours of Tuesday morning when flames tore through their house in Hoofddorp, 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the Dutch capital, Amsterdam.

Police announced in a statement Friday that their investigation had concluded that the father set blazes in several places in the house using gasoline. They did not say what his motive was.