An Anchorage woman started the January blaze that destroyed a 24-unit Midtown apartment building when she lit a corset on fire while fighting with her boyfriend, a prosecutor revealed at the woman's sentencing Thursday.
The two-alarm fire at 3405 Eureka Street, a three-story building valued at $1.4 million, sent two people to the hospital ...
But here's the money quote:
According to a charging document filed against Collins, she lit a piece of clothing, dropped it in a trash can on the balcony attached to her boyfriend's apartment and put a cardboard box on top ... prosecutor Jonas Walker said in court Thursday it had been a corset. It was no surprise to the people in the courtroom that alcohol was involved.
The saddest part of this tragedy - apart from the families who lost everything they owned - is that this criminal is only going to serve one year. Just one.
That isn't right.