Woman facing arson charges following SW Idaho fire

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Authorities have arrested a woman following an investigation of a 1-square-mile (2.5-square-kilometers) fire in southwestern Idaho officials say was intentionally set.

Thirty-seven-year-old Sara D. Schaeffer was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony third-degree arson in connection with the fire near Lucky Peak Reservoir on Sunday.

Boise County Sheriff James Kaczmarek says Schaeffer is a transient but had recently been living in Boise.

The fire burned on public and private lands and for a while shut down Idaho State Highway 21.

It’s not clear from online court records if Shaeffer has an attorney.