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‘She sets fires to help ease the pain’

One woman. One trailer park. A string of suspicious fires.

These elements converged in a probable cause affidavit that led to the arrest of a Spokane woman Tuesday.

Carol J. Haloburdo, 53, is in Spokane County Jail on $20,000 bond, charged with second-degree reckless burning for a fire that threatened homes, business and heavy timber along Sunset Highway on the West Plains. She appeared in Spokane County Superior Court today.

Haloburdo told investigators she was in an abusive relationship and “when the cutting does not help she sets fires to help ease the pain,” according to the affidavit.

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