One arrested, other cited during blaze [UPDATED]Published 9:32am Friday, July 19, 2013 Updated 11:46am Friday, July 19, 2013
One of the residents of a house that caught fire Thursday was arrested after she punched a police officer twice in the face, according to Fergus Falls police.
Stacey Lynn Bengston, 37, was arrested for pending charges including felony fourth-degree assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process.
Her residence at 518 West Maple Avenue was a total loss following an attic fire Thursday afternoon. She was taken to Lake Region Healthcare and later returned to the scene were firefighters were still working.
Bengston reportedly tried to go back in the house but was informed by an officer that the building was not safe due to the damage. Then she allegedly punched the officer.
Oland, 41, a resident of the house, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia due to items found in the house.