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San Diego woman suspected of burning boyfriend's house

A San Diego woman was arrested after police said she set her boyfriend's house on fire.

December 4, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A San Diego woman was arrested after police said she set her boyfriend's house on fire.

In a statement released Saturday, officers said 21-year-old Johanna Gutierrez used gasoline to set a bedroom couch on fire and caused heavy damage in the home of her 25-year-old boyfriend, Oscar Garcia.

Garcia said he and Gutierrez got into an argument at her house, and then he got home and saw her running out his front door.

He then called authorities and police arrested Gutierrez soon after.

No one was hurt. Garcia lived in the home with his father and three brothers.

Firefighters put out the blaze in about 10 minutes, but it caused an estimated $130,000 in damage.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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