BIDDEFORD — A Biddeford woman has been arrested on arson charges in an apartment fire that left 13 people homeless.

The Maine Fire Marshal’s Office arrested 28-year-old Nicole M. Howe this afternoon.

Authorities say Howe started the Nov. 9 fire with newspaper on the porch of the apartment she shared with her mother.

The fire destroyed the 10-unit building. No one was hurt.

Howe was arrested in a motel where she was staying with her mother.