YAKIMA, Wa - A woman in Yakima faces first degree arson charges for allegedly trying to burn down her half brother's house on the day after Christmas.
48-year-old Karen Butler made a preliminary court appearance today. She'll be arraigned on Friday
Police say the incident happened yesterday afternoon on West King Street.
They say Butler went to her half-brother Randy Burger's house, placed some items that belonged to their late mother next to his backdoor, and then set them on fire.
He burned his hand putting the fire out. There was minimal damage to the house.