HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A 31-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday after authorities said she left two children unattended in a motel room last week.
Tara Elizabeth Piccione is charged with two counts of child abandonment with intent to return.
While alone, the children, ages 3 and 6, started a massive blaze by lighting bedding on fire with a lighter, according to authorities.
There were about 30 occupied rooms at the Motel 6 near the intersection of Cypresswood Drive and I-45 when the fire started.
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