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Woman arrested for allegedly setting trash fire that damaged power lines Monday

2 months 2 days 3 hours ago Tuesday, October 03 2023 Oct 3, 2023 October 03, 2023 11:26 AM October 03, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A woman was arrested after she allegedly set fire to a trash pile that ended up damaging power lines. 

The Baton Rouge Fire Department said Crystal Roberts, 45, intentionally set a piece of paper on fire before throwing it into a pile of furniture and trash at a home off Geronimo Street. It happened around 2 p.m. Monday. 

The resulting fire damaged power lines and caused $1,500 in other damages. 

Roberts was arrested for simple arson. 

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