NORTH DANVILLE — A North Dansville woman allegedly caught her own home on fire.
Marjorie Hazlett, 66, of North Dansville is behind bars after an arson fire at her 22 Greenmount Court residence on June 18 at about 5:55 p.m. There were no injuries. The home is a total loss.
Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty and Livingston County Fire Coordinator Neidermaier worked together with the investigation into a fire at Hazlett's residence.
"Livingston County Emergency Communications Center (E-911) began receiving calls for a structure fire at 22 Greenmount Court in the Town of North Dansville. Fire and EMS Departments from Dansville and Sparta responded where they found a fully engulfed house fire. Members from the Sheriff's Office and Fire Coordinator's Office responded to the scene for investigation into the cause of the fire," said Dougherty. "The Fire Departments were able to extinguish the blaze but the house is believed to be a total loss, however nobody was injured. 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."
On June 26 the Sheriff's Office charged the resident, Hazlett, with felony third-degree arson.
Hazlett was turned over to Central Booking Deputies at the Livingston County Jail for processing and pre-arraignment detention. The District Attorney's office recommended bail be set $3,500 cash or $7,000 bond.
Hazlett was later arraigned in the Town of North Dansville Court before Justice Weidman. The Judge did remand Hazlett to the custody of the Sheriff on $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.
The investigation is continuing by the Sheriff's Office and Fire Coordinator's Office.
Handling the incident for the Sheriff's Office was Sheriff’s Investigator Josh Monster, Sheriff’s Investigator Dan Rittenhouse, Sheriff’s Sergeant Ryan Swanson, Deputy Michael Wade, Deputy Jerry Pilkenton, Deputy Connor Sanford, and from the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Identification Unit Deputy Mike Williams and Deputy Bryan Mann.
Handling for the Fire Coordinator's Office was Coordinator Kevin Neidermaier, Assistant Coordinator Tom McGory and Assistant Coordinator Tom Pearson.