Oberlin woman accused of starting fire at retirement home where she worked

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State Fire Marshal Deputies have arrested an Oberlin woman on charges of aggravated arson and resisting an officer, following a fire inside the retirement home where she worked.

Officials say 41-year-old Nakisha Walker worked at the Kinder Retirement and Rehab Center and in the early morning hours on March 21, the Kinder Fire Department responded to a fire call in the 13000 block of US 165 North.

On arrival, firefighters discovered the fire had been extinguished by an employee and was contained to one room in the building.

About 30 residents in the affected hall had been evacuated without injury. There were more than 70 occupants in the facility at the time of the fire.

After assessing the scene, collecting physical evidence and gathering witness statements, State Fire Marshal investigators say they determined the fire was intentionally set by Walker. 

She was booked into the Allen Parish jail on one count each of aggravated arson and resisting an officer.


    about 30 residents in the affected hall had been evacuated without injury. 
    there were more than 70 occupants in the facility at the time of the fire.
 

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