Fremont woman arrested for arson in El Dorado County

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Monday, August 16, 2021
Fremont woman arrested for arson in El Dorado County
The sheriff's department said the suspect, identified as 43-year-old Viola Liu, admitted to starting the fire

EL DORADO COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A Fremont woman was arrested last week on arson and drug charges after she allegedly admitted to law enforcement that she started a fire near Echo Summit in El Dorado County.

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The sheriff's department said they responded to the area of Aspen Creek Tract last Wednesday for a report of a fire.

Deputies came across the suspect, 43-year-old Viola Liu, who they say was covered in scratches and soot and dressed in a bikini.

She was booked in the county jail on charges of arson, controlled substance and drug possession and obstructing a peace officer.

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