Woman charged in trash fire
CHESTER — A Chester woman has been charged with second-degree malicious burning and arson of trash containers in connection with an Oct. 19 trash fire.
Karen Cossaboon, 61, walked over to her neighbor’s property at 210 Newtown Road and deliberately set Daniel Malone’s trash on fire, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office. Cossaboon poured flammable liquid on the trash pile to ignite the fire, the fire marshal’s report said.
Malone was home at the time of the fire and saw Cossaboon leave the property, the report said. The Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department responded to the two-alarm fire at about 8:10 p.m. and extinguished the blaze. The fire resulted in $100 worth of damages. No one was injured.
A summons was issued for Cossaboon.
If convicted, she could face up to 18 months incarceration and a $500 fine for the second-degree malicious burning charge and up to 30 days incarceration and a $500 fine for the arson charge.