Woman charged with setting fire


HOOPESTON — One woman faces charges of malicious mischief after starting a fire. It happened just before 3 am, Tuesday, in the 800-block of East Seminary.

Crews responded to the home for a report of a fire. Authorities found trash burning behind the house and extinguished the flames.

36-year old Abbie Morgeson, of Wellington, is accused of starting the fire. She was taken to the police department, processed and released with a city citation and scheduled court date.

She wasn’t charged with arson because the fire was considered an illegal burn.

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