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Woman arrested after allegedly setting fire that made house “unlivable”

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Andria Khadijah Denise Cunningham, 27, was arrested yesterday for arson of an occupied dwelling after allegedly setting a mattress on fire, causing a fire that left a house in an “unlivable condition.” Two other people were inside the house at the time.

According to the arrest report, a witness reported that Cunningham entered the house on SE 14th Avenue at about 7:35 p.m. yesterday evening, walked into a bedroom, then walked out of the bedroom and out the front door. The witness then saw black smoke coming from the bedroom but found the door locked. He forced the door open and saw a mattress on fire. The fire spread quickly through the house, forcing the witness and a resident who had been asleep to evacuate the house. According to the report, the fire “caused extensive structural damage inside and outside, leaving the house in an unlivable condition.”

Post Miranda, Cunningham reportedly said she started the fire with nail polish and a lighter. The report said that she also drew a diagram on paper, detailing where she started the fire. The address of the fire is also listed as Cunningham’s residence. She is being held on $50,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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