SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A 25-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she started a fire at an apartment on Spring Avenue early Tuesday morning.
According to Sioux Falls Police Department spokesman Sam Clemens, Alayna Bird Necklace-Pigney was arrested outside a convenience store at 11th Street and Grange Avenue early Wednesday morning.
Police said Bird Necklace-Pigney had a backpack with some meth in it as well.
She’s charged with arson, drug possession and drug paraphernalia.
According to Sioux Falls Fire Rescue, the fire call came at 2:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of Spring Avenue with several people trapped by a fire. When crews arrived there were no signs of fire but people were hanging from the second floor windows. Crews found the fire in a stairwell and extinguished it in five minutes.
Clemens said there was “some type of acceleratant” used to start the fire. Clemens did not know the extent of the damage.