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Mother And Four Children Escape Burning Home
A Clark County woman says two intruders robbed her and then set fire to her home as she tried to wake her four sleeping children.
The fire department in Springfield responded to the blaze last night.
The woman reported that two men entered her home, threatened her with a knife and demanded money. She said she gave them a safe before the men poured gasoline on the home and lit it on fire.
No one was injured and no one was arrested.