Longview Woman Allegedly Sets Fire

A Longview woman is charged with arson after police say she set fire to her own apartment.

Fire crews were called to the Driftwood Apartments on 4th street around 7:00 last night where one apartment was destroyed.

The blaze was contained in that apartment, but investigators say 45 year old Billie Hodge threw matches on a sofa , setting her apartment ablaze.

There were tense moments for others who lived near Hodge. Hodge remains in the Gregg County Jail awaiting arraignment.