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Arson charges filed in Sharpsville senior citizen apartment fire

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SHARPSVILLE, Pa. - Authorities believe that a resident of a Sharpsville senior citizen high rise set a fire that forced residents out into the darkness earlier last month.

State fire investigators tell 21 News that 55-year-old Judy Gelnett faces six charges including arson, recklessly endangering another person, and risking catastrophe.

Investigators believe Gelnett was a resident of the Wade D. Mertz Towers on March 29 when she allegedly set fire to a piece of furniture.

Residents of the building were evacuated without injury.

Gelnett was in the process of being evicted.

A warrant has been issued for her arrest.

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