Norma Jean Thornton, 44 of Rome, was arrested on Wednesday after allegedly setting a fire to a home on King Street.
Reports said that Thornton and the owner of the home, whom she was living with, got into an altercation before she set a fire to a building out back.
Reports added that several witnesses saw Thornton and the homeowner engaged in an altercation in the street before the fire occurred.
Fire officials are still working to determine how the fire spread.
No one was injured.
Thornton is charged with first degree arson, disorderly conduct and public drunk.