MANCHESTER - A 63 year-old Manchester woman was arrested on a felony charge of first degree arson early Wednesday morning, May 22, and is scheduled for arraignment at the Bennington District Court Thursday, May 23.

According to a report from the Manchester Police Department, members of the department spotted what appeared to be a fire burning on the porch of a home in a nearby trailer park early Wednesday morning.

The Manchester Fire Department was dispatched to the scene and the police were able to put the fire out with the use of fire extinguishers prior to the arrival of the fire department. The fire was considered suspicious, according to the police.

The Vermont State Police also assisted the investigation of the fire with an investigator. Following the investigation, Linda Daley, 63, was arrested on the arson charge.