Chesapeake woman arrested, charged with arson after house fire that left 3 people injured

Posted at 2:54 PM, Sep 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-04 15:18:04-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The Chesapeake Fire Marshals arrested a 29-year-old woman on felony arson charges following a house fire that left three people injured.

According to Chesapeake firefighters, crews responded to a house fire in the 100 block of Gregg Street just before 2:00 a.m. Friday. The fire was called under control at 2:19 a.m. and three people were taken to a local emergency room with minor injuries.

Investigators were called to the scene and determined the fire to be arson.

Friday afternoon, Chesapeake Fire Marshals secured a warrant and arrested Chesapeake woman Tamika Lawson on charges of felony arson of an occupied dwelling. Additional charges could be added subject to a case review by the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office.

Lawson is being held on no bond at the Chesapeake City Jail.

No further information is available, as this is an active criminal investigation.