West Caldwell Police have arrested Elizabeth Zartin, 47, on charges arising from a fire at her family’s Mountain Avenue home in West Caldwell. The Sunday evening fire caused substantial damage to the 2-story structure. Investigators from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Arson Task Force have determined that the fire was intentionally set. No residents of the home were injured as a result of the fire, but one responding firefighter was slightly injured.
Zartin, who was arrested on Monday, has been charged with second-degree aggravated arson, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and third-degree aggravated assault upon responding emergency personnel. She is being held in the Essex County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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