Woman charged with arson in Motel 6 fire in Gaithersburg

A woman has been arrested for alleged involvement in a fire at a Motel 6 in Gaithersburg, MD. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 (Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue)

A woman has been charged for her alleged involvement in a fire at a Motel 6 Tuesday in Gaithersburg.

Joy Roselle Lloyd, 37, is charged with first-degree arson and reckless endangerment, according to Montgomery County Fire and Explosive Investigators.

Eighty-five firefighters arrived to the Motel 6 located on Quince Orchard Road and saw fire coming from a second-floor room. Several people at the hotel were forced to evacuate.

The blaze was extinguished and officials say there was $150,000 worth of damage caused.

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