MONROE, Ga. — The owner of a home that caught fire Wednesday morning has been charged with arson.

Lauren Ann Macke, 28, was served with a second-degree arson warrant after her arrest earlier in the day.

Walton County and Loganville firefighters arrived at her home at 5262 Meridian Lake Drive in unincorporated Monroe before 8 a.m. to call of a fire. It was extinguished quickly, and within hours investigators ruled it was set intentionally.

Macke was arrested at her home on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to appear on a Probate Court matter from 2020.

She remained in the county jail Thursday morning with no bond set.

County tax records show she received the 1,500-square-foot home in a deed of gift in 2018.

Walton County Fire Rescue, the state fire marshal’s office and Walton County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the investigation.

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