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Arson suspected after apartment door catches fire

NIAGARA FALLS — Police are investigating whether someone may have intentionally set a fire outside an apartment in the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue Monday night.

The victim said she was watching television after 11 p.m. Monday when she heard a neighbor screaming her name. She saw a small fire outside her door and a neighbor came over with a fire extinguisher and put the fire out. The cause of the fire is unknown, but the victim said she could smell gasoline and believes the fire was intentionally set.

Burn marks were found on the door. Damage were listed at $75.