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Boise Police Arrest Woman For House Fire While Children Were Inside
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Boise Police Arson Detectives say a fire that destroyed an East Boise home last winter was deliberately set while three children were left inside the exploding home.
Jodi R. Bassett, 35 of Garden City has been charged with 1st Degree Arson and three counts of felony injury to a child. She was arrested by Garden City Police late Wednesday night after the Ada County Prosecutors issued a warrant.
Boise Firefighters were called to a house fire on the 3900 block of S. Yorktown Way at 2:28 a.m. December 19, 2012. Several neighbors had called 911 reporting explosions coming from the house. When officers and firefighters arrived, they found the front windows blown out and the garage door bulging in the middle. One explosion had knocked a living room wall off the foundation. Firefighters narrowly escaped injury as one of the explosions occurred just as the first fire crews were arriving on scene. The explosions engulfed the house in fire.
Fortunately, three children inside the home were able to escape without injury.
Almost immediately, fire investigators identified the cause of the fire as suspicious.