Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office
Sengathith Rattana

WEST VALLEY CITY — Firefighters quickly extinguished a minor blaze in a residence early Saturday morning after a woman called in a report alleging her ex-husband had sent her videos of him starting things on fire.

West Valley Police Lt. Bill Merritt said first responders received a call just after 5 a.m. Saturday from a woman who was out of town but reported the man had sent her cellphone videos he'd taken as he was setting things ablaze.

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Merritt said police and firefighters arrived at about the same time to find smoke coming out of a back window at the home near 4300 South and Hawkeye Street. Firefighters extinguished a smoldering fire in a bedroom. Merritt said there was no significant damage from the incident.

No one was in the home at the time first responders arrived, Merritt said, but 37-year-old Sengathith Rattana was later found hiding in a trailer on the property. Rattana was arrested for investigation of aggravated arson, burglary and criminal mischief, according to police.