Deaths investigated as suspicious in fire that killed toddler, 2 adults in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) - Police in Columbus say the deaths of a 2-year-old child and two adults whose bodies were found in a fire are being investigated as suspicious.

The fire was reported on Wednesday just after 7:30 p.m.

Nerissa Distin, 33, Gary Morris, 42, and a 2-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene, according to WCMH.

According to Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin, it appeared there was an explosion inside the house.

Arson and homicide detectives are investigating.

**Note: This story has been updated with new information from investigators**

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