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Renter Charged in Fire

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Fire photo of a firefighting vehicle. Credit: Thinkstock

Fire photo of a firefighting vehicle. Credit: Thinkstock

A woman found in  a burning building in Killingly  has been   arrested and charged with setting the blaze.

Firefighters responded t0 385 Putnam Pike  just before  5 am Friday  and saw smoke coming from the eaves.Inside 56 year ol Carol Lynn Holden  was  found in a bedroom.She had been renting  in the buulding.

The Eastern District Major Crime Squad  and detectives from the State Police Fire and Explosion Unit were asked to conduct the investigion, which revealed Holden started the fire.

Holden has been charged with Arson in the Second Degree,Criminal Damage  if  Landlord’s Property in the First Degree and Breach of Peace.

Bond was set at $75,000 .Holden  is due in Windham Superior Court  Monday.

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