A day after her home burned for the second time, state police arrested the homeowner for allegedly setting the fire herself.
Amy Feltner, 31, of 770 Dogwood Lane, is now facing a single count of second-degree arson for allegedly setting the couch inside her living room on fire Sunday.
She pleaded not guilty Wednesday afternoon in Clark District Court and a preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 17. She is being held on a $2,500 cash bond, but she can be released after posting 20 percent, or $500.
According to court documents, Feltner called a person in Fayette County Sunday and told them that she was going to set the house on fire. That person called the Clark County Fire Department to report the possible fire. When firefighters responded they found the house burning, according to a warrant filed by Kentucky State Police arson investigator Pat Alford.
Alford said Feltner intentionally caused the fire. She was arrested Monday afternoon, according to court documents.
Clark County firefighters were called to the home three times during the weekend. The first time was at 5:52 a.m. Friday, when the smoke detector went off and the residents called the fire department. Clark County Battalion Chief Ben Wright said they found a very small fire in the kitchen, which was put out with a fire extinguisher.
They returned around 2 p.m. Friday to investigate an electrical socket, he said, but there was no fire.
Wright said the electric meter was disconnected after the Friday afternoon response.
The major fire was reported at 11:46 p.m. Sunday, when firefighters found a “significant” fire in the mobile home. The fire was contained to the living room, but the rest of the home received heat and smoke damage. Arson investigators were called Monday morning to probe the cause of the fire further.
Alford said the home received significant structural damage in the Sunday fire.
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