Woman suspected of setting fire that damaged Roanoke homes arrested

A woman is facing arson charges after authorities say she intentionally started a fire that caused signficant damage to a camper and two homes in Roanoke.
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 8:48 AM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A woman is facing charges after authorities say she set a fire that damaged two Roanoke homes.

Fire crews were called around 1:47 p.m. Wednesday to the fire on Dale Ave. SE.

Crews found heavy fire and smoke in the back of the home and a camper on fire.

Fire officials say the fire quickly spread from the camper to the home and then to an adjacent house.

One person was hospitalized with burn injuries, and the fire caused an estimated $80,000 in damage.

The Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was set intentionally and identified Farrah Ciarfardini, 27, of Roanoke, as a suspect.

Ciarfardini was arrested and charged with arson. She’s currently being held without bond.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call the Fire Marshal’s Office Tip Line at (540) 853-2406 or the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 344-8500.