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Police allege woman set Rosedale apartment fire amid dispute with management

A 59-year-old woman has been charged in connection with a fire that displaced all residents at her Rosedale apartment building this weekend.

Investigators allege that Romaine Wilson set the fire the Park East Apartments on Kelbourne Road amid a dispute with management at the building.

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Baltimore County police said Monday they have obtained an arrest warrant for Wilson, charging her with first-degree arson, attempted first-degree murder and other charges. She was taken to a hospital after the two-alarm blaze and has not yet been served with the warrant, police said.

Wilson did not have an attorney listed in online court records.

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Wilson had an "ongoing dispute" with managers at the apartment, according to police. On Saturday about 12:15 p.m., she went to the rental office to complain about her stove, saying she wanted it to be replaced with the stove in the model apartment, they said.

The rental agent told her a replacement wasn't possible and Wilson left, police said. She later returned and the agent locked the door because she felt unsafe. Police allege that Wilson then banged on the door, poured a flammable liquid on the floor and the door, and set a fire.

Officials said this weekend that about 10 people were displaced. In addition to Wilson, one other person was taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation, police said.

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