Raging Woman Charged with Arson For Igniting Brother's House

The Maryland State Fire Marshal has charged a Virginia woman with first-degree felony arson for starting with a fire that damaged a home in the 41100 block of Queen Arbor Court in Mechanicsville.

Two dozen firefighters from Mechanicsville, Hollywood, Leonardtown, Seventh District, and Hughesville responded to the blaze at 1:20 p.m. March 8, which caused an estimated $1,000 in damage.

The woman charged, T Vu Ngoe, 42, of Herndon,VA, is currently being held at the St. Mary’s County Detention Center.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Faron Taylor reports investigators determined the fire on the exterior of the two story, wood-frame home had been deliberately ignited both on the garage door as well as the area near the electric meter. Evidence of an ignitable liquid was found at the fire scene.

The suspect was contacted by Fairfax County Police in McLean, VA, who had been dispatched to the parking lot of a local church at her request.

Upon arrival of police, Ngoe made statements connecting her to Mechanicsville fire.

The woman was detained and Deputy State Fire Marshals were able to further connect her to the blaze when it was discovered she was the sister of the homeowner, Ahn N. Vu.

A motive for the crime has not yet been established. The accused waived extradition and was returned to Maryland on March 9.

The fire was put under control within minutes, and there were no injuries.

The blaze caused minimal damage to the garage area, below is a shot of the respectable home.                -- Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department photos

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