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East Point woman tried to set home on fire

EAST POINT, GA. - Police said a woman in East Point tried

to set her home on fire while her child and elderly mother were

still inside.

Investigators said 40-year-old Doris Williams set mattresses on

fire around 9 p.m. Monday. Her mother and child got out of the home

safely.

Officers responding to a call about an intoxicated woman said

they saw smoke inside the home. They found Williams a few minutes

later.

Officers said she admitted setting the fire and told them she

was sick of people in the house.

A police officer who entered the home was treated for smoke

inhalation.

Police said Williams was charged with arson and reckless conduct

and could face more charges.

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