Police: Homeless woman arrested in deadly Phoenix house fire

Posted at 10:06 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 01:06:05-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a homeless woman has been arrested in connection with a deadly house fire in Phoenix.

Police announced Monday that 35-year-old Jamie Fillmore was booked into jail on suspicion of criminal damage, endangerment and reckless burning.

Court records show Fillmore told police that she was smoking drugs outside the house with a propane torch. It's unclear if Fillmore has a lawyer yet.

Her bail has been set at $100,000, with her next court appearance scheduled for May 4.

A man's body was found in the home by firefighters after the flames were extinguished.

The victim hasn't been identified yet and the cause of death will be determined by the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner.