Woman charged with arson in Odessa fire

Antonia Martinez, 37.
Antonia Martinez, 37.(City of Odessa)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 10:24 AM CST
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - A woman has been arrested after authorities say she set a building on fire that had several people inside of it.

Antonia Martinez, 37, has been charged with arson, a first-degree felony.

According to a release, Odessa Fire Rescue and the Odessa Fire Marshals responded to a fire on East 2nd Street at 8:55 p.m. Tuesday.

When firefighters arrived, they found an abandoned building had been set on fire. Several transients were inside the building at the time.

A woman, identified as Martinez, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and was later charged with starting the fire.

Authorities say the building sustained significant damage from the fire.

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