Police: Hempstead mom set fire that hurt herself, her baby

MINEOLA - Police say a Hempstead mother of two intentionally set a fire in her home two weeks ago for the purpose of hurting herself and her 5-month-old daughter. The fire broke out April 13 at the Edgewood Court home of 25-year-old Natashia Reed. The woman and her young daughter suffered burns to 7 percent of their bodies. Reed's 3-year-old son was not hurt in the fire.At the time, the fire chief said it was a grease fire, but arson investigators suspected foul play after receiving a tip from a Child Protective Services worker.Fire investigators say Reed burned papers near the stove in her kitchen while she was holding her daughter.Reed has been charged with arson, assault and reckless endangerment. She was arraigned at her bedside at Nassau University Medical Center, where she's still undergoing treatment in the burn unit. Her children are staying with family members.

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