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A Raleigh County woman is facing five counts of gross child neglect with a risk of serious bodily injury, after a small child started a fire in a Beckley home.

On Saturday, May 11 the Beckley Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Deborah Burger's home on Grove Avenue.  When they arrived, firefighters called for Beckley Police based on the condition of the home.

Detective tell 59News that since the home was in such poor condition, they felt the children were being neglected.  All five of Burger's children are under the six-years-old.

According to investigators, Burger herself was also in such poor condition, they called Child Protective Services. Burger was arrested and is being held in the Southern Regional Jail.  Her bond is set at $50,000.