West Des Moines woman charged with arson for early morning fires

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- A West Des Moines woman is accused of starting several fires in an effort to revenge on her boyfriend this morning.

Police say 65-year-old Jane Heslinga has been charged with second-degree arson. She's accused of lighting fires in a vehicle, a trailer, and a garage.

Firefighters were first called around one o'clock this morning, when a vehicle was set on fire. A short time later a fire was reported on a nearby trailer. That's when police say they watched a home in the 600 block of 24th Street and saw Heslinga start a fire in the garage.

Police say Heslinga admitted to lighting the fires when she was arrested.

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