Woman faces arson charge after firework injures child

Deputies say suspect threw firework

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman accused of throwing a firework, which then sparked flames that injured a child and destroyed a mobile home, is facing multiple charges, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said the fire happened Halloween night as Tiffany Harrod, 36, was handling fireworks in a way that caused a vehicle to catch fire. The blaze then spread to a nearby mobile home.

Harrod has been charged with throwing a destructive device with bodily harm, arson of conveyance, arson resulting in injury to another and neglect of a child.

When first responders arrived, they said two children in Harrod’s care were naked except for towels covering their bodies and one boy was suffering from a severe burn to his hand. The boy’s mother was also injured, records show.

It’s unclear if Harrod is the boy’s mother.

The boy was taken to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children as a trauma alert to be treated for burns to his hand and arm while the woman was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center, according to authorities.

A family member told News 6 the boy lost three fingers as a result of his injuries.

Her bond has been set at $15,000.

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