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Woman Charged In Forks Township Hotel Fire That Injured 4 People

(credit: Chopper 3)

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EASTON, Pa. (CBS/AP) — A woman has been charged with intentionally setting a fire in northeastern Pennsylvania that injured four people, left seven families homeless and destroyed a business (see related story).

Police say 31-year-old Fallonn Craig of Easton has confessed to setting the fire to the building in Forks Township as a result of a domestic incident. She is charged with arson and risking a catastrophe.

The blaze broke out around 1 p.m. Tuesday along Route 611 in Forks Township, Northampton County. The building houses the Mineral Springs Hotel and includes a bar and restaurant with upstairs apartments.

Craig will be held on $250,000 bail at Northampton County Prison when she’s discharged from the hospital.

Police say she lived with her boyfriend in an apartment above the Mineral Springs Bar and was hurt in the blaze.

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