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Woman arrested in Broward arson that caused $4 million in damage

Explosions set off by employee at Waste Pro in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – A woman is in custody and facing 11 arson charges after investigators say she was the one hiding under garbage bags who torched a Waste Pro USA location in Pompano Beach where she used to work.

It happened back in October, and the blaze caused more than $4 million worth of damage, including the destruction of multiple trucks.

Saprell Frazier, 43 of Miami Gardens, has been arrested and is being held without bond, court records show. She is also facing one burglary charge.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Local 10 News that Frazier was working for Waste Pro at the time of the fires.

Surveillance video obtained by Local 10 News showed it was around 3 a.m. on Oct. 18 when a suspect wrapped in garbage bags broke into the facility.

The video showed that person — who authorities now say was Frazier — walking toward the garbage trucks and lighting them on fire, before going inside and using a clear liquid as an accelerant to cause even more damage.

As for why she allegedly did it, that’s still unclear.

BSO sayd they are still looking for an accomplice who acted as a lookout. If you have any information, you are asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477.


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