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UPDATE: Victim in Raleigh County arson speaks out

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BECKLEY (WVVA) -- The victim of an early morning Mother's Day house fire tells her story exclusively to WVVA Wednesday.

Cassie Goodman, her 4-month-old baby Peyton, and her husband, live in the Beckley Town Home that was set on fire, all caught on surveillance video.

Cassie says she was the last one out of the home that morning, more concerned about making sure her daughter was okay.

Two and a half weeks later, she's still a little shaken from that morning.

"We're praying.  We've had people praying about it and everything else.  So hopefully it doesn't happen again, and we can go on with our lives and be safe," says Goodman.

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A woman who police say is responsible for an early morning Mother's Day arson has turned herself in.

Pamela Nichols, 40, of Beckley turned herself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon.

Police believe Nichols is the person seen in surveillance video walking up to a unit at the Beckley Town Homes, pouring gasoline at the doorstep, lighting it on fire and running away.

Police allege Nichols thought it was the home of someone she had a drug exchange with, but was mistaken.

The three who were inside were not harmed, but the fire has cost more than $3,000 in damages.

Nichols is facing a charge of first-degree arson.

If you have any information regarding the incident, call the Beckley PD at 304-256-1720. 

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