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Great Falls woman facing criminal charges for house fire

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Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 10:16:51-05

GREAT FALLS — Lynne Marie Parisian has been charged for allegedly starting a fire at a house in Great Falls last Friday.

Court documents state that Parisian has been charged with one felony count of arson, and seven felony counts of criminal endangerment.

Parisian, 36 years old, is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Lynne Marie Parisian

We will update you if we get more details.

(JANUARY 8) An early-morning fire in Great Falls destroyed one house, damaged another, and claimed the lives of two dogs.

Great Falls Fire Marshal Mike McIntosh said in a news release on Friday afternoon that firefighter responded to a second-alarm fire at 1915 6th Avenue North just before 5 a.m. on Friday. One house was fully-engulfed in flames, and the fire had spread to a neighboring residence.

There were five people in the house, and all five were able to make it safely out of the home. There were two dogs found deceased inside the home; a third dog survived and was found in the basement. All occupants in the neighboring house also managed to escape safely.

The first house has been deemed a total loss; the occupants have been put in contact with the American Red Cross to arrange for immediate needs. The neighboring house sustained minor fire damage. We will update you if we learn of how community members can help.

Great Falls Fire Rescue has determined the cause of the fire to be incendiary. The Great Falls Police Department is handling the law enforcement investigation into this fire.