Woman Arrested For Arson After Setting RV Ablaze in North Amarillo
A woman has been arrested on a charge of arson following a fire in north Amarillo.
On January 16, Amarillo Fire Department was called out at 3:43 pm to a home in the 1900-block of NW 16th street.
Officials with AFD say that upon their arrival, several unattached buildings and two RV campers were engulfed with flames in the backyard of the home.
Responding fire crews were able to bring the blaze under control by 4:15.
In an official release from AFD, the Fire Marshal's Office "determined this fire was set intentionally by a subject who used a lighter to ignite a book, which then spread to the entire RV."
Communications heard on the scanner included reports of heavy black smoke and a woman throwing something into a blaze.
No injuries were reported and one suspect was located on scene and was taken into custody.
Jail records show that 38-year-old Yvette Torres was booked into Potter County Detention Center yesterday on a charge of arson, a first degree felony, and a misdemeanor charge of failure to identify,
A first degree felony in the state of Texas carries a punishment of 5-99 years confinement.
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