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Spring Hill Woman Accused of Setting Fire to Her Former Home

Monica Gluck | Hernando Sheriff | Arrests

Hernando deputies say she told them she wanted to burn it down because of “bad things” that happened there.

SPRING HILL – A Spring Hill woman was accused of setting a house on fire with a blow torch, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said.

Monica Gluck, 35, of Spring Hill, was charged with one count each of Arson to a Dwelling and Burglary to a Dwelling.

Hernando deputies said they were called just before 8 p.m. Thursday (July 2) to a house at 7111 Norfolk Ave. that was on fire. The witness told deputies she received a call, telling her a house on Norfolk Avenue was on fire.

Upon going outside, the witness said she saw Gluck leaving the home while holding a blow torch. There was smoke coming from inside the house.

The witness said she was able to identify the suspect because of previous interactions and because Gluck had once lived at the home she was trying to burn.

Gluck was found a short time later. Deputies said Gluck made several statements to law enforcement about starting the fire on Norfolk Avenue. The blow torch she used to ignite the fire was found in a trash can on Centerwood Avenue.

Deputies said Gluck told them she wanted to burn down the structure due to “bad things” that happened there. Gluck said she did not know who owns the property and did not have permission to go inside.

The owner estimated the damage at about $3,000.

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