Hutch woman arrested for arson after duplex fire


HUTCHINSON – A 34-year-old Hutchinson woman was arrested on suspicion of arson early Friday morning.

Ginny Griffith was taken into custody after fire units were called to the home just after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

When crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from one side of the duplex. Further investigation revealed clothes were smoldering inside the door.

The fire was controlled in minutes. There was no damage to the structure, except for minor smoke damage.

Multiple points of origin were also located inside the structure. The cause of the fire was ruled arson resulting in the arrest of Griffith. She remains jailed on a $7,500 bond and is expected make a first appearance in court this morning.

No one was injured in the fire.