Winthrop woman jailed for starting fire that destroyed Potsdam apartment house
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:59 am

POTSDAM – A Winthrop woman was jailed Wednesday for intentionally starting a fire that destroyed an apartment house Oct. 25 on Pierrepont Avenue, according to Potsdam police.

Brandi Lee Saumier, 21, was charged with first-degree arson and sent to St. Lawrence Correctional facility on $5,000 bail, police said.

Police said Saumier started the fire in her first floor bedroom with nine occupants in the home.

No injuries were reported to police.

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