An employee of the Franklin Square Medical Center has been arrested and charged in connection with intentionally starting five fires at the hospital.

Emani Doretha Coclough, 23, of the 600 block of Middlesex Road, has been charged with five counts of second degree malicious burning.

She is a current employee of MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and was working in the hospital at the time of the fires.

Coclough is currently being held without bail.

The Baltimore County Fire Department responded to Franklin Square Medical Center on Saturday for a trash bin fire in a soiled utility room on the third floor.

Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, Baltimore County Police responded to investigate. On Sunday, police and fire responded again to Franklin Square Medical Center for two more fires, located on the fourth and fifth floors.

A check of the hospital by the staff discovered two additional fires. A total of five fires were discovered between December Saturday and Sunday.

Detectives noticed that all of the fires were set in the same manner and were done intentionally. Through a series of interviews, evidence collection and investigative techniques, it was determined that an employee was responsible for setting all of the fires.

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