Woman sets fire in house with infant inside, police say

A Texas woman started a fire in her home with her infant daughter inside, then sent pictures of the blaze to her boyfriend, police said.

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Israel Reyes, 18, was fighting with her boyfriend March 2 and became increasingly destructive throughout the day, culminating in a fire that she started in the kitchen that evening, according to WLWT.

"The picture showed a purple towel and a roll of toilet paper on fire," the affidavit read. "A few minutes later (the boyfriend) received another text with a picture of the same fire in a larger state of combustion."

Firefighters arrived at the home, extinguished the fire and determined Reyes had intentionally set it, according to WLWT.

Reyes was arrested and charged Tuesday with endangering a child and arson, according to WLWT. She was held in jail on $30,000 bond.

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