Investigators believe a woman started a massive apartment fire in a Washington, D.C. suburb that displaced 130 people and caused millions of dollars of damage because she was angry with her boyfriend.
Authorities determined the September 17 fire was arson and arrested 32-year-old Natasha Joyner, who they believe started the blaze. In September, firefighters responded to the fire to find flames shooting from the building’s roof.
“I woke up and I smelled smoke,” said Anthony Benson, who only had time to pack a suitcase full of clothing before he ran to escape the flames. “I grabbed all my stuff together, and the God above saved my life.”
It took the Prince George’s County Fire Department several hours to get the fire under control.