Mattoon woman faces arson charge


MATTOON - The Mattoon Police Department has announced that a woman has been arrested for allegedly intentionally setting fire to her home.

Mattoon police say Ashley Moore, 22, was arrested on July 4.  Authorities say Moore allegedly burned the bedroom of a home in the 300 block of South Illinois Avenue early Saturday morning.  The fire was extinguished by the Mattoon Fire Department.

Moore was taken to Coles County Jail, where she faces a preliminary charge of arson.  We will provide updates on this story as they become available.

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