- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a 37-year-old woman faces an arson charge in connection with a massive fire that severely damaged a hotel made famous in the 2007 movie “No Country for Old Men.”

The fire last week at the Desert Sands Motel along historic Route 66 in Albuquerque displaced dozens of people.

The Albuquerque Fire Department said Tuesday that investigators received a tip that led to the arrest of Jennifer Maestas, who is charged with second-degree felony arson in connection with the blaze.

Department spokeswoman Melissa Romero says two-thirds of the building was in flames when firefighters arrived on scene last week. She also says some firefighters used ground ladders to help people trapped inside escape through windows.

The hotel was the scene of a final shootout in the movie “No Country for Old Men” starring Oscar-winner Javier Bardem.

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