Arson Fire in New Castle

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    LONDON - OCTOBER 23: A fire truck races to an emergency call October 23, 2002 in London, United Kingdom. Deputy British Prime Minister John Prescott has warned that firefighters will be risking lives if they go on strike for a 40 percent pay raise as they have threatened. Full-time firefighters are planning to begin the series of eight day walkouts over 36 days October 29, 2002. The Army, Royal Navy and RAF are on standby to provide cover along with 4,000 part-time firefighters with the Retained Firefighters Union (RFU). (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

    The State Fire Marshal's Office says arson was the cause of a house fire in New Castle.

    Firefighters responded to the home around 2:30 Sunday morning.  The occupants were alerted to the fire by working smoke detectors and escaped without injury.

    The fire was quickly extinguished. Damage to the home is estimated at $10,000.

    Anyone with information about the arson is asked to contact the fire marshal.