Woman found, arrested after Peoria mobile home fire

A woman who had been missing after her Peoria mobile home caught fire on Monday has been found and arrested.

- Forty-eight-year-old Georgia Brown is now in custody and is facing an arson charge for setting her home on fire.

This comes after Peoria police believed her to be inside as flames spewed out Monday night. A cadaver dog was even called in to search the debris, but nothing was found.

"We all had a suspicion that we were going to find a body in the trailer yesterday and glad we didn't," said Officer Brandon Sheffert with Peoria police.

Turns out, Brown was staying at a family member's house in the west valley where police arrested her.

"Once they had her at the station, she did admit that she had intentionally set the trailer on fire and then had left," Ofc. Sheffert said.

Neighbors say that's not typical of Brown's behavior.

"I haven't talked to her in quite some time, but she used to talk to everybody and do anything for anybody," Don Baldwin said. "You need anything, she would take care of it. I got a bad foot, so she said, "I got some shoes I can give you,' so she brings me over these shoes."

Police say Brown could face additional charges as officers and neighbors were put in fire danger.

"At this point we're not sure why she intentionally set the trailer on fire, however, she did put the community at huge risk," Ofc. Sheffert said.

A total of four police officers suffered smoke inhalation and one officer suffered some burns after going in the mobile home looking for Georgia Brown. The home next door also caught fire and we're told the Red Cross is helping that family.


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