Most-Watched Female Twitch Streamer Says Home Set On Fire In Suspected Arson Attack
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The most-watched female streamer on Twitch has said her home was set on fire in a suspected arson attack.
Kaitlyn Siragusa, who goes by the username 'Amouranth' on the platform, took to Twitter on Saturday (14 August) morning and said her home was set on fire on Friday night.
Siragusa has four million followers on Twitch, where she plays video games and produces ASMR content, and lives in Houston, Texas.
She wrote: "There was a fire along the side of my home originating from the area where my trashcan is kept.
"The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators strongly suspect arson.
"They are reviewing surveillance footage, neighbours' surveillance footage and possibly other videos adjacent to the area to try and catch the potential suspect."
Thankfully, she added: "I am ok. The fur babies are all ok too."
Kaitlyn went on to say: "This is not the first time something like this has happened."
She explained last year someone had 'tried to shoot fireworks at my house under the guise of July 4th festivities'.
She added: "Said person was intercepted before he could actually do the act (caught red-handed tho) and arrested."
She also said she had experienced 'the garden variety of swatting on a weekly basis', a harassment tactic of sending police or emergency services to someone's house under false pretenses.
She said she has a 'good working relationship with law enforcement' and urged all streamers to 'be proactive, talk to them, they won't understand but having your location 'flagged' can mean all the difference in a tense stand-off type situation, literal life and death'.
To deal with swatting, she recommended: "You might want or set up like a safe or password so they can (such as in my situations) know when it's a 'real threat' and to roll in full force."
LADbible has reached out to the Houston Fire Department for comment.
In a similar incident last month, TikTok family The Smithys were also subject to a suspected arson attack.
Just before 11pm, two men were seen setting fire to the family's Ford Mondeo.
Nick claimed the attackers were armed with a 'milk bottle of accelerant'.
Metropolitan Police spokesperson Det Sgt Danny Banks said last month: "My heartfelt sympathies go out to [the Smithys] during what has been an unimaginably difficult time. I thank them for their continued support as enquiries are ongoing.
"This incident has been well publicised and whilst we appreciate that the public wish to support the family, we ask that all information is provided to us directly.
"I also urge the public to refrain from undertaking their own investigations in relation to this case."