LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police have arrested a woman for allegedly starting a fire.

Metro Police say 67-year-old Mercedes Barnes is connected to a January apartment fire in west Louisville.

On Jan. 28, firefighters responded to the fire on Del Park Terrace. Police say Barnes was found with a lighter in her hand when firefighters arrived.

Investigators believe she intentionally set the fire inside the building.

Barnes is charged with arson and is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 18.

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