A house fire that left one person seriously injured on Saturday has been deemed arson.
Firefighters were called to the fire at 337 North Martin Luther King Boulevard at 3:14 a.m., said Battalion Chief Mark Harvey.
He said a male suffered "significant, life-threatening injuries" after having to come through the flames to get out of the house, which had been divided into apartments. He said the man was thought to have been in the crawl space or basement area at the time of the fire.
A dog died in the fire, and Harvey said the shotgun-style house sustained heavy damage.
He said three people were thought to have been inside at the time of the fire, but all, including the injured man, were out when firefighters arrived.
Lexington fire officials asked that anyone with information call 231-5672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.