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Alleged arsonist indicted for seven Forest Place Apartment fires

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--A former apartment resident is accused of intentionally setting fire to several buildings, including the complex where she lived.

43-year-old Lacey Rae Moore pleaded not guilty in federal court today to arson.

Authorities said Moore is responsible for setting seven fires; the largest one destroyed the north building of Forest Place Apartments where she lived.

We began following this story when the first fire was set in February 2013. Since, a total of seven fires were set, one resulting in around $4 Million in damage.

A federal grand jury indicted Moore in connection to seven separate, two of those injured two Little Rock firefighters.    

"Different people who kind of had suspicions about a few people who lived here, and this particular person was one of them," said 8-year resident Mark Carroll.

Moore was indicted on five counts of arson, two counts of arson resulting in injury and one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device.

The largest of the seven fires was on May 16th, it displaced more than 130 people.

"The night that the big fire happened, my immediate reaction personally was to grab keys and wallet, and just hope that the fire got put out before it got to my end of the building, I was kind of on the west end of our building," added Carroll.

A Facebook page called "Forbidden Hillcrest" contains several posts, made by a woman with a similar name to Moore.

While Channel 7 couldn't confirm it's the alleged arsonist, one post says "I just wanna go home. FP was my home."

Another says, "They will never find the person who did it. I promise. Unless someone was seen doing it." A final post, "If there are no witnesses, they can't convict anyone."

"Every time I've heard a fire truck or a siren at night since then, I sit up," added Carroll.

A detention hearing is set for this Wednesday and Moore's trial is set for March 11th. She faces up to 70 years max in prison, with each count carrying a possible fine of up to $250,000.