UPDATE: Woman arrested for arson following house fire

Woman arrested for arson following house fire

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - UPDATE

The woman arrested for arson on Saturday was the homeowner of the destroyed property, according to the Wichita Falls Police Department.

Aleman currently remains in the Wichita County Jail with a $10,000 bond set by a judge.
Aleman currently remains in the Wichita County Jail with a $10,000 bond set by a judge. (Source: Wichita County Jail)

Elizabeth Aleman was reportedly doing cartwheels outside of the burning home when officers arrived on scene.

Aleman reportedly told officers that she poured rubbing alcohol on her couch before setting it on fire using a lighter.

She currently remains in the Wichita County Jail with a $10,000 bond set by a judge.

Previously known information is below:


A suspect was arrested after a home was destroyed in a fire early Saturday evening.

Around 8 p.m., the Wichita Falls Fire Department was called out to a fire at the 1800 block of Perigo Street.

When firefighters arrived on the scene they saw a home fully engulfed.

Fire crews were told that a person might be inside the home and called for backup to start a rescue.

After two searches, firefighters did not find anyone inside.

The home was a total loss with a value of $11,000.

According to the report, a woman was arrested and charged with arson.

Her identity has not been released at this time.

News Channel 6 expects to learn more information about the arrest on Monday.

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