IT seems like a perfectly logical solution if you’ve locked yourself out of your house. Do you
break a window to get in? Ask a family member for the spare key? No way! Light the house
on fire and ask the firemen to let you back in.

The firefighters said they arrived at the scene and were told by Lorean Simmons that she had
started the fire. She indicated that she ignited the awning so the fire bureau would respond
and open her door, but then called 911 after the fire started because she did not want the
whole house to burn.

She could’ve atleast tried to burn just the door down, but hindsight is 50/50. Simmons is
currently being examined by the behavioral clinic at the Allegheny County Jail.