Local woman charged with first degree arson for Coventry fire

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COVENTRY, R.I. (WPRI) — A local woman has been indicted on first degree arson charges, in connection with a fire last year at the Coventry Group Home where she lived.

Officials say, Sophie Souza set fire to the home on Laurel Avenue last December.

Firefighters kepg the fire contained to two rooms and no one was seriously hurt.

Souza is due in court next month to face charges.