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Jessica Halee Wright

KEARNS — A West Jordan woman was charged Monday with setting two cars on fire outside her ex-boyfriend's house.

Jessica Halee Wright, 27, is charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of arson, a second-degree felony and a third-degree felony.

On Feb. 25, residents at a house near 5000 West and 6175 South "awoke to a loud explosion" in the front yard. The homeowner's 2014 Nissan Rogue was on fire in the driveway and a daughter's 2004 Kia Spectra was on fire in front of the house, according to charging documents.

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"The Nissan and Kia sustained major fire damage to the front hoods and bumper areas," the charges state. The fire from the Nissan spread to the garage, causing an additional $15,000 in damages.

Investigators collected video from nearby surveillance cameras. The videos show Wright getting out of a van while holding a gas can, pouring gas on the hood and lighting it, igniting a "fireball," according to the charges.

The homeowners were shown the videos and identified the Honda as belonging to Wright, who is the ex-girlfriend of the homeowner's son, the charges state.