Alleged Jersey City arsonist apprehended

Law enforcement apprehended Diane Stiles, 62, of Jersey City, wanted for an arson fire that displaced 33 Jersey City residents, according to a tweet by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office.

Stiles been charged by the Hudson County Regional Arson task Force with Aggravated Arson and Causing Widespread Damage.

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On June 17, the Jersey City Fire Department responded to a four-alarm fire, at approximately 9:56 p.m. on Neptune Avenue between Old Bergen Road and Ocean Avenue.

Firefighters saw a fire climbing the exterior of 124 Neptune Avenue – a six-family residence. A second building, 122 Neptune – also a six-family residence – was damaged during the fire. A third building, 118 Neptune Avenue, sustained exterior fire damage.

The above charges are merely accusations. Stiles is presumed innocent until proven guilty.