Nora Soto-Cordova is facing a child endangerment charge, according to Southampton Town Police, who released this mugshot.

Police have arrested a Northampton woman on a child endangerment charge after her 7-year-old son, who was left home alone Saturday night started two fires in their residence, according to a police press release.

Southampton Town Police said they responded to a call of a house fire at the residence on Saturday at about 10:45 p.m. Responding officers spoke to a complainant who found a fire had been started in his bedroom and another in the kitchen area, according to the release.

Detectives and the town fire marshal investigated and determined that the child had started both fires, police said.

Nora Soto-Cordova, 32, was arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child, police said. Child Protective Services has been notified, they said.

Riverhead Fire Department responded, however the fire had been extinguished, according to police.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. A person charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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