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Charlestown woman charged with setting fire to Dover apartment
Keri Ann Martin, 40, of 479 Old Claremont Road, is charged with arson, a class A felony, and reckless conduct, a class A misdemeanor.
Martin was arrested after a joint investigation by police and fire into the blaze that happened at 1:40 a.m. Monday at 7 Floral Ave.
According to both police and fire, investigators determined Martin intentionally lit the fire in the kitchen area of Apartment B. Police Capt. Bill Breault said Martin was visiting an acquaintance who resides in the apartment at the time the fire was started.
The blaze, which was contained to the kitchen area, resulted in the evacuation of the 12-unit apartment building. Damage was significant to the kitchen, but Breault said once the building was vented of the heavy smoke, other residents were allowed to return to their apartments.
He explained that police arrived at the fire scene soon after the fire was reported. He said it quickly became obvious that the fire was suspicious and Martin became a suspect.
Martin was taken to the police station where it was warm - it was extremely cold that morning, Breault explained - and so investigators could speak to her about the fire. She later was placed under arrest.
Breault said the motive for the crime still remains under investigation.
Martin was booked by police on the charges and later released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail. She is to be arraigned on April 4 in 7th Circuit Court, Dover District Division.
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