Family Argument ‘Triggers’ Woman to Set Occupied House on Fire
Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident, which occurred Wednesday night.
Walla Walla Police now say a 25-year-old woman is in the County Jail facing First Degree Arson charges after she allegedly set a fire inside the home in the 1200 block of Whitman Street. There were an undetermined number of people inside at the time of the fire.
Hannah Van Donge was reportedly arguing with her father and was tabbed as the person who set the blaze. That, according to a person at the home who met Fire Crews as they responded to the 911 call.
Van Donge was caught by authorities climbing over a fence in the backyard and she was arrested without any issues.
Walla Walla Fire Officials say it was brought under control just after 8:40PM, and estimated damage to the home was around $18K.
According to reports, Fire Crews believed the cause of the fire was suspicious almost immediately after arriving at the scene.
Authorities did not say what the argument was about or release any other information.
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