BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — A Brooksville woman has been arrested in connection to a house fire that killed one person and four dogs in late January, according to Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

Nienhuis announced the arrest during a press conference discussing multiple homicide investigations in the county.

The sheriff said the “very intense” fire happened at a house on Harwell Street on Jan. 20 at about 1:20 a.m. It took about 90 minutes to put the fire out, he said.

At the time, first responders did not know that anyone was inside the home during the fire, but cadaver dogs from Pasco County helped find the remains of one person and four dogs inside the home.

“The remains were very badly burned,” Nienhuis said.

Investigators learned that a family member dropped Briauna Amann, 21, off at the house the day before the fire.

Nienhuis said Amann called the sheriff’s office with the victim’s phone saying she was lost in the woods and needed a ride three days after the fire. When they arrived at her location, she was nowhere to be found, having got a ride from someone else.

(Hernando County Fire Rescue)

According to the sheriff, Marion County deputies found Amann at a homeless camp in their jurisdiction.

Nienhuis said Amman admitted to starting the fire and knowing the victim was asleep when she did it. She also admitted to stealing the victim’s phone because she needed it, he said.

Both the suspect and victim were said to be related.

Amman was said to have a history of drug and mental health issues. She now faces charges of first-degree murder, arson, and grand theft from a dwelling.