Mother arrested after reportedly setting daughter's home on fire

ABINGTON, Md. (WMAR) - A woman was arrested after Deputy Fire Marshals determined she was responsible for intentionally setting her daughter's home on fire. 

On September 15, Anna M. Stewart, 50, called 911 after reportedly discovering a fire on the second floor of her daughters home in the 200 block of Ferring Court. 

When fire officials got to the scene they found a fire in a bedroom closet that was nearly extinguished after the homes' fire sprinkler system activated. 

Deputy Fire Marshals found after an investigation that the fire was set on purpose. Investigators also found a second fire in another closet in the home. 

After consulting with the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Fire Marshals charged and lodged an arrest warrant against Stewart. 

On Monday she turned herself in and was charged with First Degree Arson, Second Degree Arson, Malicious Burning in the First Degree, as well as other charges. 

Stewart is being held at the Harford County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond. 

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