Suspected arsonist starts fire at NYCHA apartment, tenant pleads for safety measures

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Officials believe a fire that broke out right outside a Soundview apartment Saturday may have been set on purpose.
 
Miriam Davila tells News 12 that firefighters woke her up around 5 a.m. when someone sparked her floor mat and plant on fire.
 
She says her New York City Housing Authority building on Watson Avenue is in need of security cameras.
 
Davila feels that NYCHA is still not taking what happened seriously.
 
"They should be investigating this deeper. This wasn't a game. This is something that threatened the people who live here," said Davila. 
 
After 35 years of living in her building, she believes they need to do something.
 
"I'm not sleeping," Davila says. "All I've been doing is checking my door."
 
News 12 reached out to NYCHA and is waiting for a response.
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