N.C. woman accused of setting home on fire with mother inside; 4 pets killed 08/28/2019 12:32 pm PDT Comments WGHP / Winston-Salem Police via WGHP: WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) -- A woman is accused of burning her house down while she, her mother and four pets were inside, according to Winston-Salem police. At 10:33 p.m. July 24, police and fire crews responded to a house fire at 1630 Ginger Drive. The home was found fully engulfed in flames with Ella Lynn Richardson, 33, of Winston-Salem still inside with her mother, 69-year-old Ella Cottrell Richardson. Both Richardsons were seriously injured in the fire and taken to a hospital. Four pets inside during the fire died. Police later determined that Ella Lynn Richardson used a flammable substance to set parts of the house on fire during a fight with her mother. Ella Lynn Richardson was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson, attempted first-degree murder and four counts of animal cruelty. MORE: Winston-Salem woman accused of setting home on fire with mother inside; 4 pets killed - WGHP #AnimalCruelty #AnimalNews #Arson #Murder #NorthCarolina #WGHP #WinstonSalem Related Stories Man smashes window of police cruiser with head while in custody Jailed man's wife, mother plead to trafficking girls to pay his bond N.C. man walks into sheriff's station, confesses to murdering teen daughter Woman caught with meth going into court on previous drug charges Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.