ST. ALBANS CITY — An apartment building at 55 Bank Street in St. Albans City caught fire this morning,. The fire was quickly extinguished by firefighters from the city and town.
It’s believed a woman in the building ignited a couch on the second floor, starting the blaze, according to St. Albans Town Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Cross. A formal investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
UPDATE: Tenant Monique Teague, 44, has been taken into custody and will be arraigned on the charge of first degree arson.
Further details will be available in Wednesday’s Messenger.