Provo woman allegedly sets fire to shed with her husband inside
Feb 14, 2022, 2:04 PM
(Provo Fire & Rescue)
PROVO, Utah— A woman is in custody on suspicion of arson after allegedly lighting a shed on fire while her husband and another woman were inside.
According to court documents a man and a woman were inside of a homemade shed they had been living in at 2015 West 350 North in Provo. The two smelled smoke and exited the shed to find the entire east side of the shed “fully engulfed in flames.” A lot of combustible items were stored on the exterior east side of the shed.
As the couple exited they noticed Claire Marie Robinson standing near the east side where the fire began “staring at the fire and the occupants of the shed.” Court documents state, “Robinson is currently married to the male [living] in the shed and that male is now cohabitating with a different female that was inside the shed with the male at the time of the fire.”
A five gallon gas can that was only about 1/8 full was found near the start of the fire.
Robinson told police she saw the flames and attempted to warn the occupants of the shed by shouting to them. However, both occupants of the shed said Robinson did not say anything or alert them of the fire, but was standing near the start point of the fire.
Robinson disappeared from the scene and was found a few blocks away with a butane torch and cigarettes’ in her possession when she was taken into custody.
Robinson will face a charge of aggravated arson.