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Man dies after attacking family members, setting house on fire

WHITEHALL, OH (WCMH) - A 50-year-old man has died in a house fire after police say he attacked family members Saturday afternoon.

Whitehall police responded to the 4100 block of Ural Avenue at 2:40pm Saturday on a report of a domestic violence incident. When officers got on scene, it was reported that the home was on fire.

As Whitehall firefighters worked to put out the blaze, police learned that Arthur McClain III, 50, of Columbus, had attacked family members in the home. The family members escaped, but McClain barricaded the doors and set several fires in the home.

When the fire was out, McClain was found dead inside the home. There were no other injuries.


The incident remains under investigation.


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