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73-Year-Old Woman Linked To Alexandria Arsons

A 73-year-old woman has been charged with a series of arsons in an Alexandria apartment complex.

The Alexandria fire department and fire marshals with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spent the past 10 months investigating a string of arsons at the Southern Towers apartment complex. On Thursday, authorities announced they'd arrested Shirley Ann Vigneau, a 73-year old resident of that apartment complex. She was caught after she was spotted on surveillance footage near a fire set on Wednesday.

Authorities say Vigneau confessed to starting more than two dozen fires. Those fires, usually set overnight, terrorized residents, and caused more than 50 thousand dollars in damage. No one was injured by the fires.

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