BILLINGS - A woman was arrested early Tuesday after police said she set several fires at a downtown Billings church and a nearby dormitory housing nearly 20 people.
Police said on social media the first incident was reported at a church shortly before 5 a.m. in the 100 block of North 33rd Street.
Police did not identify the church, but St. Luke's Episcopal Church is located at 119 N. 33rd Street.
A suspect set fire to the church and broke out several windows, police said.
About an hour later police responded to the 100 block of North 31st Street for another reported arson at what police described as a dormitory housing more than 30 people.
The Alpha House Pre-Release Center is located at 104 N 31st Street, although police did not identify the building on social media.
There were 19 people inside the dormitory at the time of the arson, police said.
A 43-year-old woman that police identified as Jodi Moore was arrested on possible charges of arson and criminal endangerment, police said. She was booked into the Yellowstone County jail.
No injuries were reported and damage estimates were not immediately available.
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Continued... 22-66195 Arson 9/20/22 0459 hrs 100 N 33rd St— BillingsPD (@BillingsPD) September 20, 2022
BPD responded to arson at a church. Suspect set fire to church and broke windows. Jodi Moore was arrested for another count of Arson and Felony Criminal Mischief.
Sgt Schnelbach https://t.co/YkyygVB2XC