CLAYTON, N.J. – A 15-year-old New Jersey girl was arrested after allegedly setting her family’s home on fire in an attempt to kill them.
Six members of the family including the teen, whose name has not been released since she is a minor, were injured in the fire at their home in Clayton early Saturday morning, MyFoxPhilly.com reports.
Officials say they believe the teen’s mother and a brother suffered the worst injuries because they were helping the others escape. The mother’s husband and a 9-year-old child were also injured. All four were taken to local hospitals with burn injuries. The teen injured her hip after jumping from a second story window.
Authorities say they believe the fire was started on the second floor with gasoline, though they are not yet sure of a motive. The teen faces aggravated arson and attempted murder charges and has a hearing in family court on Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.