Charleston FD seeks woman on arson charges

Charleston FD seeks woman on arson charges
Published: May. 20, 2022 at 11:30 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The Charleston Fire Department is looking for a woman connected to an arson.

The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the 4000 block of 26th Street in North Charleston.

CFD Lt. Justin Alford says eyewitness accounts and surveillance video show Amanda Brooks on the property when the fire started in a vehicle and then extended to the home.

“We found that there was enough evidence to issue an arrest warrant for setting a vehicle on fire which extended to a house,” Alford said.

Three people were inside at the time of the fire. All made it out safely without injury.

The exterior of the home was damaged.

“Was about two feet away from the house is very, very close to the house,” Alford said.

Lt. Alford says Brooks is wanted for a first-degree arson charge.

Her last known address is 833 Stockton St., and she has a Hello Kitty and ice cream tattoos on her right leg.

If you have information on Brooks’ whereabouts, call Lt. Justin Alford at 304-389-0323.

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