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Woman Held On Arson Charges After Firehouse Vehicle Blaze

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 44-year-old woman is facing felony arson charges after an official says she was seen igniting two fires in downtown Las Vegas, including one that destroyed a personal vehicle parked at fire department headquarters.

Las Vegas fire spokesman Tim Szymanski says Barbara Lynn Gooden was arrested early Tuesday, shortly after she was seen pouring gasoline on a 1972 Ford Bronco and igniting it.

Gooden had been stopped by security guards minutes earlier, allegedly trying to burn a vehicle at the nearby Zappos corporate headquarters.

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Szymanski described Gooden as homeless, with no connection to the vehicle owners.

Records show that Gooden is being held at the Clark County jail pending a Thursday court appearance.

It was not immediately clear if she had a lawyer to speak for her.