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OKLAHOMA CITY - A metro house fire sends a teenager to the hospital.

But the same teen who was injured is also the person accused of starting the fire.

It happened around noon in the 3000 block of S.W. 17th.

Jeannie Camp says her home was pretty much destroyed in the blaze.

"I was basically going to check on my granddaughter and I opened the door and smoke just was coming out. Her bed was on fire," said Camp.

Camp says she had just gotten custody of her 15-year-old granddaughter less than a month ago.

The teen had spent 2 years in a juvenile detention facility in Texas.

Camp says her granddaughter started the fire with matches in the middle of her bed.

"She was sitting on the floor and I told her to get out, tried to pull her out and she didn't want me to pull her out. And she said just let me die," said Camp.

Camp was able to get her granddaughter out.

There were 7 people in the home at the time.

They all made it out safely but could do nothing for the house.

"My mom tried to pull the blanket off the bed but it burned her hand and there was nothing we could do. It just kind of got out of hand from there," said Camp.

"Pretty well did a lot of damage to the house. It's the house is probably valued at around $50,000, we've probably got around $20,000 damage," said OKC Fire Dept. Battalion Chief, Cris Copeland.

"I tried my best. I tried to give her a home and we just went shopping and bought her new clothes," said Camp.

Camp's granddaughter had to be transported to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and burns to her face.

Camp is left picking up the pieces of her life and says her granddaughter will now be in even more trouble.

"They'll probably be sending her to juvenile jail. She'll probably be in there for a while," said Camp.

Camp did not have renters insurance.

She is moving in with her daughter for now.