HAVRE DE GRACE, MD. (WJZ) — A 23-year-old woman is charged after deputy state fire marshals say she intentionally set a mattress on fire in the basement of a Havre De Grace home in July 2020.
Susquehanna Hose Company responded to the 100 block of Anderson Lane at 2:40 a.m. on July 5, 2020. They got to the one-story single-family home and found all of the people inside had safely exited. When they went inside, they found a mattress was on fire in the basement. They quickly extinguished the fire and no one was injured.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Soggy But Mild Weekend In Store
Havre De Grace Police were requested to the scene because of a domestic dispute between the suspect, Alyssa O’Brien, and the owner’s adult son. Investigators learned the fire was set on purpose and found O’Brien to be responsible.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: 18 New Deaths Reported Saturday As Hospitalizations & Positivity Rate Continue To Decline
The home sustained around $500 in damages.
O’Brien is charged with first and second-degree arson, second-degree malicious burning and four counts of reckless endangerment.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Mayor, Gov. Hogan Clash Over Available COVID Vaccine Doses For City Residents
After police got a tip on her whereabouts, she was arrested Tuesday afternoon.