NORTH DANSVILLE — Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty and Livingston County Fire Coordinator Neidermaier this morning reported the arrest of a Dansville woman after an investigation into a June 18 fire at her residence.
Marjorie A. Hazlett, 66, was charged Monday with felony third-degree arson. She was arraigned in North Dansville Town Court and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff on $3,500 bail or $7,000 bond. The investigation by the county Sheriff's Office and Fire Coordinator's Office continues.
At 5:55 p.m. June 18, the Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) began receiving calls for a structure fire at 22 Greenmount Court in North Dansville. Fire and EMS departments from Dansville and Sparta responded and found a fully engulfed house fire. The sheriff's and fire coordinator's offices responded to investigate the cause.
“The fire departments were able to extinguish the blaze, but the house is believed to be a total loss. However nobody was injured,” Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said today. “The preliminary investigation by the sheriff's office and fire coordinator's office led to the conclusion that the fire was intentionally set and both offices continued to jointly investigate the fire as an arson over the next several days.”
Handling the incident for the Livingston County Sheriff's Office were Investigators Josh Monster and Dan Rittenhouse; Sgt. Ryan Swanson; and Deputies Michael Wade, Jerry Pilkenton and Connor Sanford; and from the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Identification Unit, Deputies Mike Williams and Bryan Mann. Handling for the county Fire Coordinator's Office were Coordinator Kevin Neidermaier, Assistant Coordinator Tom McGory and Assistant Coordinator Tom Pearson.