A woman has been charged with four crimes in relation to July 30's apartment fire in Osakis.

Christine Padalino, 51, has been charged with the following:

  • Felony 1st degree arson;

  • Felony 2nd degree burglary - unlawfully enter of a dwelling without consent with the intent to commit a crime;

  • Misdemeanor obstruction of legal process - intentionally interfere with or obstruct a firefighter; and

  • Misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

According to the statement of probable cause filed by Douglas County, Padalino lit a chair on fire in her apartment, after which time she went into another apartment and attempted to light a second fire.

She was interrupted by first responders searching the building at 480 A W Main St. before she could light the second fire, the statement read.

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Osakis firefighters and police, with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, responded to the fire a little before 8 p.m. on Friday, July 30.

The Osakis Fire Department was able to contain the fire to one unit, but residents of the building still needed to be evacuated.

No injuries were reported.

Thalen Zimmerman contributed to this report.