She quickly got her two daughters, 8 and 6, out of the house.
She called the fire “pretty terrifying.”
Murphy said her husband allegedly started her Jeep that was parked under a carport on fire and the flames reached the house. A Jeep she was borrowing from her mother also was ruined in the fire, she said.
Murphy and her daughters are living with family as she tries to raise enough money to find another residence, she said.
A GoFundMe account has been established.
She said most of their possessions, including Christmas presents, were destroyed in the fire.
Maston Murphy, 36, was charged with four counts of aggravated arson after he allegedly started a house fire Friday morning on Baltimore Street while his wife and her two children were inside. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Maston Murphy, 36, of Middletown, was charged with four counts of aggravated arson for allegedly starting a house fire while his wife and her two children were inside. MIDDLETOWN CITY JAIL