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Harlingen Police: Bottle Rocket Used to Start Fire

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Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:41 PM

HARLINGEN - A 27-year-old Harlingen woman is facing arson charges. Brenda Lee Villarreal is accused of using a bottle rocket to start a fire on Christmas night.

The owner of a home on the 400 block of South K Street said Villarreal targeted his front glass door with the bottle rocket. Police said the firework shattered the glass door and landed in the living room, causing a fire.

The homeowner helped an elderly relative out of the house and then put out the fire. The living room sustained damages.

Villarreal was later arrested. Her bond was set at $5,000.

Topics: Harlingen, arson, bottle rocket, brenda lee villarreal

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