Suffolk woman set fire to apartment building Sunday morning, authorities say

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SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities have arrested a Suffolk woman who they said set fire to her apartment building early Sunday on Wellons Street.

28-year-old Miesha Tierra Fenner has been charged with burning or destroying occupied dwelling and attempt to commit non-capital offense. She’s in custody at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

Authorities say she was a resident of the apartment building, which caught fire around 3 a.m. The Suffolk Fire Marshal and Suffolk Police Department ruled the incident as suspicious on Sunday and announced the arrest on Monday morning.

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No injuries were reported but nine people were displaced.

The investigation into the fire is ongoing.

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