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Arson suspect arrested

Police have arrested an Evansville woman accused of starting a house fire that displaced three families.

48-year-old Tracy Felker is being held on a preliminary charge of arson, following Monday’s fire at a multi-unit house at 311 E. Columbia St.

No one was injured in the blaze, which also damaged the siding of a house next door.

Landlord David Windau told the Courier and Press that he went to the building earlier on Monday to repair a window, and Felker threw a television at him. Windau told police that Felker also threatened to burn the house down.

Windau said he attempt to evict Felker, but a judge would not grant an emergency order to do so.

Fire department investigators determined the blaze was intentionally set inside Felker’s apartment.