19-year-old Princess Martinez arrested for alleged arson in Fordham fire on Cedar Avenue

More than two dozen firefighters rushed to the

More than two dozen firefighters rushed to the scene at 2254 Cedar Ave. and West Fordham Road. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

THE BRONX - A teenager has been arrested for allegedly starting a fire that left several families homeless in Fordham.

According to police, 19-year-old Princess Martinez sparked the blaze on the top floor of 2254 Cedar Ave., near West Fordham Road, on Saturday after having an argument with her mom. She is facing one charge of arson.

Six firefighters suffered minor injuries battling the flames, and eight families have been placed in emergency housing by the Red Cross.

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