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Woman, mad at ex-boyfriend, accused of sparking massive Maryland apartment fire

Posted: 7:45 AM, Oct 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-06 14:55:57Z
Md. woman accused of sparking fire over ex
Md. woman accused of sparking fire over ex

(KGTV) — A Maryland woman is accused of sparking a massive apartment fire because she was upset over her then-boyfriend.

Prince George’s County firefighters arrived at an apartment complex engulfed in flames on Sept. 17 just before 3:30 p.m. The 3-alarm fire took crews nearly 2 hours to extinguish.

About 130 residents were displaced and four buildings were damaged, causing an estimated $2.2 million in damages.

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Natasha Ciara Joyner, 32, was arrested Thursday and charged with multiple counts of arson and reckless endangerment, according to  Prince George’s County Fire Department .

Officials alleged Joyner had set the fire because she was upset with an ex-boyfriend. The woman reportedly used a lighter to ignited bedsheets in a unit, according to the Washington Post .

Additional charges against Joyner are pending.