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Woman faces arson, attempted murder and child abuse charges after basement catches fire

One man was treated for injuries from the fire and released from the hospital, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A 38-year-old woman was taken into custody and faces attempted murder, arson and child abuse charges after a house caught on fire Friday, a tweet from Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) said.

JCSO said that deputies responded at 6:40 p.m. at the 7100 block of South Depew Street for reports of a house of fire.

When crews arrived at the home, they found the basement was on fire, said South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR).

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A man was brought to the hospital, according to SMFR. He was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening and released from the hospital, JCSO said.

Firefighters also found a cat and a dog in the house. SMFR said personnel gave the cat oxygen and reunited both animals with their owner.

Deputies arrested Christy Sinner, 38, who faces the following chargers, according to JCSO: 

  • Four counts of attempted first-degree murder
  • First-degree arson
  • Two counts of child abuse

Investigators with JSCO and South Metro Fire are working to process the scene.

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Christy Sinner

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