By Audra Streetman

LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a house fire on Friday night as arson and attempted murder. Deputies and firefighters were called to the home in the 7100 block of South Depew Street just before 7 p.m.

(credit: South Metro Fire Rescue)

Investigators said a man was taken to the hospital for injuries. There is no word on his condition. A woman was taken into custody.

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South Metro Fire Rescue was able to get the fire under control in the basement of the home. Firefighters found a cat inside and gave it oxygen. A dog was also found and reunited with its owner.

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Investigators have not said what led up to the fire. The identities of the victim and suspect have not been released.

Audra Streetman