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Woman Angry at Roomies Allegedly Sets House Ablaze With Her Own Mom and Kid (and Others) Inside

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A 22-year-old Orange County woman is on the hook for arson and possibly attempted murder charges after she allegedly set her home on fire last week with her mother, child, and roommates inside.

Yanele Mariano lives in a Stanton home with her mom, 3-year-old child, and four roommates, but had reportedly become "increasingly upset" with her roomies recently, reports CBS2.

On Thursday, April 4, Mariano allegedly doused one of her roommates with lighter fluid and lit a couch on fire inside the home, then took off, locking the patio gate on her way out. Inside the home she left behind the doused housemate, another occupant, and her mom and child.

Neighbors came to the rescue, and the fire department arrived to douse the flames.

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Mariano in the meantime headed to Covina, where she wound up being interviewed by authorities for another matter. Those authorities determined a warrant was issued for her arrest in conjunction with the OC arson, and she was booked on Saturday into Women’s Central Jail in Santa Ana with bail set at $500,000.

The suspect faces charges of aggravated arson, and the District Attorney is considering adding four counts of attempted murder.