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Fire Departments from Lovington, Bethany, and Sullivan all responded to a house fire early Sunday morning near the Okaw Valley Orchard. Since then, the State Fire Marshal Arson Investigator has been called in, but according to media spokeswoman Milly Santiago, the investigation is still ongoing. Santiago did say that the fire appears to have originated in the bathroom. Lovington fire chief Gary Smith said his department is still assessing the damge.