One arrested in Covington house fire

One arrested in Covington house fire

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - A man was arrested overnight after Covington police and fire officials say he fell asleep intoxicated and smoking in bed, sparking a house fire.

No one was hurt when flames broke out about 1:20 a.m. Monday in a second floor bedroom at the residence in the 1300 block of Maryland Avenue.

Two men inside the home, including the one accused of starting the blaze, safely escaped, police said.

A damage estimate was not released.

The suspect's name was not released.

Fire crews cleared the scene by 2:20 a.m.

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