By Victoria Freile, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
A Rochester woman has been accused of setting a fire last month that heavily damaged a Monroe Avenue apartment building.
Caitlynn Acoff, 26, of Rochester was charged with second-degree arson, second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment, all felonies, according to City Court records.
Rochester firefighters on March 27 were called to 976 Monroe Ave. around 4:10 a.m.and found flames on the roof and flames coming out the windows and doors. Two firefighters were temporarily trapped in third-floor apartment and one of those men suffered second- and third-degree burns to his hands arms and back while fighting the fire.
Acoff, who lived down the road in an apartment at 570 Monroe Ave., is accused of using a cigarette lighter to light a fire to an entrance door inside a ground floor hallway of the occupied apartment building, according to City Court documents.
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