Investigators Say Arsonist Set Sleeping Woman’s Bedroom on Fire

HAYWARD(KRON)–Fire officials in Hayward say a woman awoke early Tuesday morning to find that someone had tried to set her bedroom on fire.

It happned around 2:30 a.m. on Amador Street. Investigators say the 38-year-old woman had retured to her first-floor apartment between midnight and 1 a.m. and fell asleep in another room.

Authorities say while she slept, someone sprayed an accelerant through her open bedroom window and set the verical blinds on fire.

The woman’s neighbor woke her up. The fire did not spread past the blinds but it did damage the window and screen.

Fire investiagators say the blaze burned out before they arrived and no one was injured. The incident is under investigation.

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