Hyde Park woman accused of setting fire to sugar house in Cambridge

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CAMBRIDGE — A 25-year-old woman is facing multiple charges following a fire in Cambridge back in February.

On February 21, police were notified of a structure fire at a maple sager house.

Fire crews suppressed the flames after fighting the fire for more than two hours in sub-zero temperatures.

The sugar house and its contents were a total loss valued at more than $50,000, police say.

Police say the fire was initially classified as undetermined but possibly caused by an electric heater.

On March 9, authorities were notified that the fire had been intentionally set, and detectives began an investigation into the origin and cause of the fire event.

Following an investigation, police arrested Ciana Allen, of Hyde Park.

Police allege that Allen had been drinking on the night of the fire and was upset at a former boyfriend whose family owns a sugar house on Plot Road.

They believe that she intended to set a fire at this sugarhouse but instead set the blaze at another nearby sugarhouse.

She also accused another person of being responsible for setting the fire while being interviewed, police say.

She was cited to appear in court on September 16.