Woman arrested after fire
NEW CUMBERLAND – A Hancock County woman was arrested on arson-related charges Tuesday following a mobile home fire north of Weirton.
Brenda Sue Boyer, 47, no fixed address, is being charged with first degree arson after an initial investigation into the fire on Culley Court indicated she allegedly set the home ablaze.
According to Hancock County Sheriff Ralph A. Fletcher, dispatchers at Hancock County 911 received calls around 9:22 a.m. Tuesday reporting a trailer fire.
Fletcher said firefighters from Weirton, Oakland and New Cumberland, along with Weirton Area Ambulance and Rescue Squad personnel, were dispatched to Culley Court, located off of North Fork Road, where the mobile home was engulfed and a second mobile home was on fire.
Capt. Dan Mastrantoni of the Weirton Fire Department said the fire most likely started in the front of the first trailer, which was destroyed, while the other suffered damage.
Hancock County Deputies Chris Waide and Chuck Stanley took Boyer into custody.
Boyer is being held in the West Virginia Northern Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond. The incident re-mains under investigation.