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Authorities identify woman who they say intentionally set Berry Blvd. fire, killed dog

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Ronda Salter (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Ronda Salter (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Fire & Rescue is asking for the public's help to find a woman they say intentionally set fire to a home and killed a dog.

It happened on Tuesday, April 21. According to Metrosafe dispatchers, police reported the fire just after 11:30 a.m.

The fire took place on Berry Boulevard, near Taylor Boulevard.

A single-story home was "fully engulfed" in flames when firefighters arrived, according to a news release. It took 22 firefighters 15 minutes to extinguish the fire.

Firefighters say four people lived in the home, but no one was in the house when the fire took place. However, the family's dog died as a result of smoke inhalation. There were no other injuries.

On Friday afternoon, the Louisville Fire Department Metro Arson Bureau identified 28-year-old Ronda "Ducky" Salter as the woman they say intentionally started the fire. According to a news release, Salter got into an argument with a tenant in the home and set the fire in the front room of the house, with the intention of killing the dog.

She's expected to be charged with one count of second degree arson, one count of third degree arson and one count of cruelty to animals.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Salter, they are asked to call (502) 974-7193 or (502) 574-3721.

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