A 25-year-old Upper Marlboro woman was arrested and charged with both first- and second-degree malicious burning and arson after attempting to set her mother's mobile home ablaze early on the morning of Oct. 29.
Dispatchers with the Prince George's County Police Department first started receiving calls about a fire at a mobile home park along Marlboro Pike shortly before 1 a.m. Of the two calls they received, the first was to report property damage. The caller on the second call reported a fire.
Flames could be seen coming from the home as emergency crews arrived at Lot 62 along the 9100 block of Marlboro Pike. Firefighters were ultimately able to put the fire out without anyone getting hurt and without the blaze spreading to any nearby homes.
Investigators estimated that the structure sustained at least $80,000 in damages. It's unclear if any portion of the home or its contents are salvageable nor what may have led to the destruction of the property or blaze being set.
It wasn't long after investigators were able to speak to witnesses that they determined that the homeowner's daughter was likely responsible for causing the fire. She was soon placed under arrest and transported to the Prince George Corrections Department in Upper Marlboro. It's unclear if she was released on bond or if she's expected to remain in pretrial detention.
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