Mansfield house fire woman now charged with arson

Valley View, Mansfield
Valley View, Mansfield

A woman who escaped from a house fire in Mansfield has now been charged with arson.

Vanessa Lucas-Heathorn (44) was quizzed by police following the blaze on Sunday afternoon at Valley View.

It was reported that the fire had been started in the living room of the property, and she managed to flee through a window.

She was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital.

She was released on Monday but subsequently arrested and quizzed by police.