Temple: Grand jury indicts woman after fire set at home as family slept

Alicia Savannah Pina (left) and the surveillance image that led to the arson charge against her. (Jail photo/Temple Fire & Rescue photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A Temple woman who was arrested after a surveillance camera recorded an incident in which a fire was set at a home while the residents slept was indicted Wednesday for arson with intent to damage habitation.

Alicia Savannah Pina, 26 of Temple remains in the Bell County Jail where she’s held in lieu bonds totaling more than $100,000 on the arson charge and an unrelated criminal trespass warrant.

The incident occurred on May 19 in the 800 block of South 23rd Street in Temple.

“A person was seen on the homeowner’s surveillance camera walking up to the front porch with a red, square shape plastic container,” Temple Fire & Rescue spokesman Thomas Pechal said at the time.

“The same person was seen on the camera leaving the residence with flame and smoke behind them. The occupants were home asleep when the incident occurred,” he said.