Woman charged with setting Lancaster apartment building fire

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A Lancaster City woman is charged with setting fire in her apartment building.  City firefighters responded to the fire at 438 East King Street at about 10:28 am.  The first crews on scene reported heavy smoke pouring from the third floor. The fire was under control within minutes.

A State Police Marshal quickly determined that the fire was deliberately set. City detectives after talking to various witnesses identified Sharea Autry as a suspect.  The 28 year old woman lived in the apartment where the fire started.

As a result of their investigation police charged Autry with Arson and Risking a Catastrophe.