Woman arrested after allegedly starting motel fire

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police say a woman started a fire in a motel room, then walked across the street to get food.

She was arrested at the unnamed business after a crowd milling around at the fire pointed officers in her direction. Police say the crowd saw the suspect leave the Swiss Chalet and cross West Colorado Avenue, then noticed her room was on fire.

The fire was reported at 10:40 Saturday night.

Investigators say they don't know why the suspect, identified as Ashley Passmore, started the fire.