Woman arrested for setting fire to her Phoenix condo

'Person of interest' detained in PHX condo fire
Posted at 6:26 AM, Jan 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-04 09:52:25-05

A woman has been arrested after setting fire to her condo early Tuesday morning in Phoenix. 

According to Phoenix Fire officials, crews from Phoenix and Glendale were called to fight a blaze that involved a single unit of the complex near 35th and Glendale avenues. 

Tameika Austin, age 37, who lived at the residence, reportedly told police, “I hate my mom’s stuff she got me. I threw stuff in the bathroom toilet and lit it on fire.” 

She was arrested and charged with arson of an occupied structure. 

Two other units were evacuated, but residents were allowed to return on Tuesday morning.