- Associated Press - Saturday, October 29, 2016

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - A 53-year-old woman arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a building north of Seattle has had bail set at $500,000.

KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/NhMkLj ) that Teresa Martinez had her first court appearance Friday and is facing a first-degree arson charge.

Authorities say the fire began Monday night after Martinez argued with her estranged husband and threatened to burn down his residence.

Authorities say the 115-year-old old building where he lived was engulfed in flames about 30 minutes later.

Firefighters say a restaurant, a thrift store and several apartments in the building caught fire. The building partially collapsed from the blaze.

City officials say the state fire marshal’s office estimates the building and contents loss at $465,000. The fire marshal ruled the fire’s cause as intentional.

No injuries were reported.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, https://www.komotv.com/

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