The Statesboro Police and Fire Departments responded to a fire at a house on East Parrish Street at Oak Street Wednesday. It was quickly put out but a woman in the house was arrested.
The fire was contained to the living room where officials it had started in the middle of the room. Battalion Chief Neil Lee said firefighters quickly put out the fire which caused little damage. He said most of the house did sustain smoke damage.
Cpl. Justin Samples, public information officer for the Statesboro Police Department, said officers charged a woman in the house with arson and placed her under arrest. Although she didn’t appear to have suffered any injuries she was taken in for medical evaluation. No one else was hurt.
Investigation into the fire is continuing by both the Statesboro Police and Fire Departments.