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Danville woman arrested for arson after setting her house on fire

No human occupants were injured, but crews found a dog had died in the fire

Lottie Thomas
Lottie Thomas (Danville City Jail)

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

The Danville Fire Marshal’s Office determined the house fire that happened on 114 Freeze Road on Wednesday was intentional.

Authorities arrested 69-year-old, Lottie Thomas, for arson.

Thomas is currently being held in the Danville City Jail.

There were no injuries in the fire among other occupants, but crews found a dog had died in the fire.


ORIGINAL STORY

A fire in Danville left one family’s home heavily damaged Wednesday evening.

Around 5:02 p.m., crews arrived to 114 Freeze Road to find a one-story house with heavy fire extending from the house into the carport.

Crews were able to knock out the fire at 5:30 p.m. and controlled it around 5:30 p.m.

All occupants of the house were located safely outside, but one dog was found deceased from the fire.

The house sustained heavy fire, smoke, heat and water damage.

American Red Cross is assisting the family since the house was heavily damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


About the Author:

Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.