Woman charged in trash fire

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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.

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