Woman charged with arson in house fire in Mississippi

Published 8:40 pm Tuesday, June 27, 2017

BOLTON (AP) — Authorities say a woman accused of intentionally setting fire to a home in west Mississippi has been arrested.

Hinds County Sheriff’s Department Maj. Pete Luke told WAPT-TV that 52-year-old Terri Houston is charged with arson. Houston is the girlfriend of the person who lives at the home.

Fire officials received a call around 1 a.m. Monday at the home. Luke says firefighters extinguished the fire then received a second call around 5:30 a.m. reporting the fire had rekindled, resulting to the loss of the home.

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Houston was taken to the Hinds County Detention Center. Details of her bond were not included. It’s unclear if she has an attorney.