WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A woman is accused of burning her house down while she, her mother, and four pets were inside, according to Winston-Salem police.
At 10:33 p.m. July 24, police and fire crews responded to a house fire at 1630 Ginger Drive.
The home was found fully engulfed in flames, with Ella Lynn Richardson, 33, of Winston-Salem still inside with her mother, 69-year-old Ella Cottrell Richardson.
Both were seriously injured in the fire and taken to a hospital.
Four pets that were inside during the fire died.
Police later determined that Ella Lynn Richardson used a flammable substance to set parts of the house on fire during a fight with her mother.
Ella Lynn Richardson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson, attempted first degree murder, and four counts of animal cruelty.
She received a $55,000 secured bond.