Woman accused of setting home on fire with mother inside; 4 pets killed

A woman is accused of burning her house down while she, her mother and four pets were inside, according to Winston-Salem police.

Click here for updates on this story

Winston-Salem, NC (WGHP ) — A woman is accused of burning her house down while she, her mother and four pets were inside, according to Winston-Salem police.

At 10:33 p.m. July 24, police and fire crews responded to a house fire at 1630 Ginger Drive.

The home was found fully engulfed in flames with Ella Lynn Richardson, 33, of Winston-Salem still inside with her mother, 69-year-old Ella Cottrell Richardson.

Both Richardsons were seriously injured in the fire and taken to a hospital.

Four pets, which were inside during the fire, died.

Police later determined that Ella Lynn Richardson used a flammable substance to set parts of the house on fire during a fight with her mother.

Ella Lynn Richardson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson, attempted first degree murder and four counts of animal cruelty.

She received a $55,000 secured bond.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.