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Woman faces arson charges for boarding house fire

9 months ago Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:10:00 AM CDT June 05, 2014 Thursday, June 05 2014 Jun 5, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A judge charged a woman accused of attempting to burn down a building she was evicted from last month with aggravated arson and terrorizing.

Authorities said the incident occurred on May 20 after Miranda King, 26, was evicted from a boarding house at the corner of Terrace and Thomas Delpit and threatened the tenants and landlord of the property.

According to authorities, the boarding house was owned by King's father who evicted her after a dispute.

King said she would burn the building down and occupants saw smoke and fire in the interior of the structure minutes after King gathered up her three children and left the premises, according to police.

Law enforcement said residents and neighbors rescued children as young as six months of age, elderly, and a disabled resident from the structure before the fire spread.

Damages to the property totaled an estimated $40,000, according to authorities.

Miranda King faces charges of aggravated arson and terrorizing.

 

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