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Woman charged with attempted murder, arson in Churchton fire that injured her mother

An Anne Arundel County woman was charged with attempted murder and arson, among other offenses, Saturday in connection with a Churchton fire that injured her mother, according to the Anne Arundel County Fire Department.

On Oct. 24., at 5:47 a.m., fire department units were dispatched to a home on the 5600 block of Carroll Street. A 911 caller had said her adult daughter set fire to their house, a statement from the fire department says.

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When units arrived, they found the caller in the front yard after she had escaped from the burning building through her bedroom window, according to the department.

The woman was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.

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Fire investigators on the scene said they believed the victim’s 51-year-old daughter intentionally set the home on fire while her mother was inside.

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The suspect was transported from the scene to a hospital for an emergency evaluation and was admitted that day.

A warrant was issued for attempted first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree arson, first- and second-degree assault and false imprisonment. The suspect was arrested and charged Saturday and is being held at the county’s Jennifer Road Detention Center without bail.

There was “significant damage” to the rear of the home, with an estimated dollar loss of $200,000, the fire department said. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set in a hallway near the bedroom.

Sixty-two firefighters responded to control the fire in 30 minutes, according to the department.

Baltimore Sun reporter Dillon Mullan contributed to this article.


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