Two Coventry women charged with burning down their own house

NORWICH – Two Coventry residents have been arrested after they allegedly set fire to their own home Aug. 13, in a blaze that destroyed the two-story house and all their possessions.

A number of area fire departments responded to the 10:20 p.m., Friday night fire after a neighbor called 911.

Firemen found the unoccupied home engulfed in flames when they arrived. Within a few hours, fire investigators inspecting the building’s debris found evidence of foul play and contacted the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office.

Lt. Richard Cobb said police spoke with the home’s owner at the time and received conflicting information about the incident. Cobb said they began a criminal investigation into the fire and sent away evidence for testing.

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