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Woman charged following accidental fire in Gloversville

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A Fulton County woman is being accused of accidentally starting a fire which authorities allege put the lives of six people at risk. Mary Beth Bates, 29, of Dennie Road, Mayfield, was charged this morning with six counts of second-degree reckless endangerment and six counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to a news release from the Gloversville Police Department. The charges follow a grand jury review of the circumstances surrounding the May ...

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October 16, 2013
7:06 p.m.

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So she was drunk in her own home and "accidentally" started a fire and was charged? If it was an accident how can you be charged?

October 16, 2013
7:10 p.m.

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Accidentally means unintentionally. Like if she was drunk and ran over someone, she could be charged for running someone over.