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Police: Woman Set Home Ablaze With Daughter Inside

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Amy Ochetto, 43, of Egg Harbor Township, faces arson, aggravated assault and child endangerment charges, police say. Amy Ochetto, 43, of Egg Harbor Township, faces arson, aggravated assault and child endangerment charges, police say.
EGG HARBOR TWP., N.J. -

An Atlantic County woman has been arrested for allegedly setting her home on fire while her daughter was inside early Tuesday morning, police said.

Amy Ochetto, 43, of Egg Harbor Township, faces charges of aggravated arson, two counts of aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a news release.

It was 12:24 a.m. Tuesday when police and fire crews responded to a fire call on Windwood Drive in the Cardiff section of the township.

Officers found a house on fire and helped get the occupants out. No injuries were reported.

The Cardiff and Bargaintown fire companies extinguished the fire and determined it had been intentionally set, police said.

Detectives began investigating and found the fire had been intentionally set by the homeowner, Ochetto, using a flammable liquid. Police said inside when the fire was set were Ochetto's 12-year-old daughter and a 41-year-old from Galloway Township.

Ochetto was arrested, and she's being held on bail set at $100,000 cash. Police said they're continuing to investigate.

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