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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) - A former aide to Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll wants a state arson investigation of a trash can fire in her office last year.

A lawyer for Carletha Cole on Monday released a copy of a letter to the state fire marshal seeking the investigation.

Carroll, meanwhile, continued to deny an allegation by Cole that she may have been romantically involved with another female aide, Beatriz Ramos.

In an interview with 10 News, Carroll says that black women who look like her "don't engage in relationships like that."

Cole, who was arrested last October on charges of illegally taping a conversation with a third Carroll aide, contends Ramos set her trash can on fire.