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Aaroneille Hawkins

A Baton Rouge woman is accused of setting fire to an apartment during a fight with her boyfriend Saturday night, according to a Baton Rouge police report.

Police arrested Aaroneille Hawkins, 18, who is accused of starting the blaze about 8 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Brookstown Drive after hitting her boyfriend on the head with a frying pan and cutting his hand with a knife.

When investigators asked Hawkins what happened, she said the couple got into a physical fight and "he put his hands on me, yea I set the apartment on fire," according to the arrest report. Police said the couple was living together in the apartment.

Hawkins, 6054 St. Gerard Avenue, was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on counts of aggravated arson, second-degree aggravated battery and domestic abuse battery.

The fire caused heavy smoke damage to the building, which houses nine apartments, but the flames were contained to her apartment, Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Mark Miles said.

Miles said the flames were under control by 8:30 p.m. Though one person was examined by EMS, no one was transported to a hospital or seriously injured in the blaze.

Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email policereporters@theadvocate.com or call (225) 388-0369.