Woman charged after setting fire to home’s front door

November 8, 2021 GMT

ELKTON, Md. (AP) — A woman has been charged with arson after fire investigators said she lit the front door of an occupied Maryland home on fire over the weekend.

Firefighters and police officers were called to a home in Elkton on Saturday evening for a report that a woman poured gas on the front door of a home on Pheasant Drive, lit it on fire and left, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release.

Deputy state fire marshals were called to the home to investigate and learned that the woman had been asked to leave the home earlier. A witness who saw the fire and the woman leaving, put the fire out with a garden hose, investigators said. There were two people inside the home, including an 87-year-old woman.

The 22-year-old woman was arrested Sunday and charged with arson, two counts of second-degree attempted murder and other offenses, officials said. She’s being held without bond.