Woman charged with arson after early morning Suffolk house fire

Posted at 9:42 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 23:38:17-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - A woman has been arrested and charged after a house fire in the 100 Block of Woodrow Avenue early Monday morning.

Authorities were contacted at 6:03 a.m., and the first unit with Suffolk Fire & Rescue arrived on scene at 6:10 a.m.

Crews arrived on scene to find a single story home with heavy smoke and fire showing from the rear of the structure.

Firefighters made entry and performed an aggressive interior attack, according to the city.

The home had a single occupant that evacuated prior to arrival of fire units. The residence sustained heavy fire, smoke and heat damage.

The fire was brought under control at 6:25 a.m.

The single occupant was displaced by the fire, but no injuries were reported.

The fire department and Fire Marshal's Office announced that Timika Andell Giles, 46, of Smithfield has been arrested and charged with Threat to Burn and Arson in connection with this incident.

Giles is currently being held at Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

There is no further information, and this incident is still under investigation.