TOMS RIVER, NJ – An Ocean County woman has been charged with arson after Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer alleged she set her own home on fire intentionally.
Lisa Ziobro, 44, of Barnegat, was charged with two counts of aggravated arson and four counts of arson.
According to court records, at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Barnegat Township Police Department and Barnegat Township Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported structure fire on Waterfall Lane. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire.
During the operation, a was rescued and unharmed. A pet bird was unable to be saved and perished in the fire.
“A thorough and extensive investigation conducted by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit-Arson Squad, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Barnegat Township Police Department Detective Bureau, and Ocean County Fire Marshal’s Office, determined that two separate fires had been intentionally set within the structure,” Billhimer said. “The first fire was set on a mattress in a bedroom, and the second fire was set on a shower curtain in the bathroom. Further investigation determined that Ziobro – who resided at the residence – was responsible for setting both fires.”