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A Detroit man has been charged in connection with a fire in an apartment building that killed a 31-year-old woman and her 2-year-old daughter.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 24-year-old Dmarco Latham was arraigned Friday on two counts of felony murder and multiple counts of arson.

Authorities say the blaze Tuesday in the west side building was intentionally set in one apartment. A person living in the building told fire officials that he smelled something burning before seeing clothing on fire on a stove.

The victims lived in an upper apartment. They were pronounced dead at a hospital. The woman's 8-year-old son was hurt in the fire, but survived. A 30-year-old woman also was injured.

Court records did not list an attorney Friday for Latham.

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