Police: Woman Sets Fire To Home With Children Inside

Posted at 5:16 AM, Apr 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-09 05:16:24-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– A woman is behind bars after she allegedly set fire to her home with her children inside.

Police say Whitney Johnson set a fire in the kitchen of her single family home.

WAVE 3 News is reporting that Johnson’s three children were apparently upstairs when she set the fire.

Authorities say Johnson’s acts created a risk of death or serious physical injury to the children.

Johnson reportedly admitted setting the fire to police.

She is charged with arson and wanton endangerment.