Utah woman charged with arson in fatal trailer fire

Jan 2 2014 - 12:58pm


HURRICANE -- A 43-year-old southern Utah woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fatal trailer fire.

Authorities say Hurricane resident Stacy Barnard was booked after the fire, which was reported about 3:30 a.m. on New Year's Day.

Hurricane Police spokesman Sgt. Brandon Buell says Barnard was in the trailer when the fire was reported and made it out, but a male victim did not.

Buell says that dogs trained to detect flammable substances were brought to the scene and indicated the fire wasn't an accident.

The victim's name has not yet been released. Buell says Barnard was dating a man who sometimes lived with her in the trailer.

Barnard faces an aggravated arson charge, but could face additional counts related to the death.

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