Wichita woman charged with arson, animal cruelty

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita police arrest a woman for trying to set fire to her own home.

Firefighters were called to the 2100 block of S. St. Francis on Sunday around 10 a.m. for the report of a fire.

They arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the home but were told to stand off until police arrived because a disturbance had been reported in the same location.

Once police arrived, fire crews were able to put the fire out quickly.

Fire investigators conducted interviews and determined the fire was intentionally set by the homeowner on the porch near the front door.

Numerous cats located inside the home but were not hurt.

Police arrested the woman for arson and animal endangerment.