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Angry West Hollywood Roommate Arrested for Setting Apartment on Fire

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A suspect was arrested yesterday for setting fire to a West Hollywood apartment building earlier this month. 25-year-old Samantha Scarano, lived in the building and allegedly set the fire because she was mad at her roommate. At around 2:00 a.m. on March 4, rescue personnel got a call about a blaze on the 1400 Block of North Sweetzer Avenue. They were able to put it out, but not before it did $300,000 worth of structural damage and forced between 50 and 100 people to be evacuated.

Scarano had broken a window in the building and tossed a lit container of charcoal fluid through it.

According to the LA Sheriff's Department, Scarano was arrested after deputies at the West Hollywood station found out that she was at a business in the area.