Woman arrested in connection to apartment fire in Indiana

Police in Hobart, Indiana, are holding a woman for a psychiatric evaluation after a fire in her apartment forced the evacuation of a dozen other units.

It happened Thursday night at the Lake of the Woods apartment complex.

The first firefighters on the scene found the woman’s unit in flames, but she refused to come out.

The woman and several other tenants on the second floor were helped to safety down a maintenance worker’s ladder.

One man was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, according to Hobart Fire Chief Robert Ellenberger.

The fire had several points of origin, all within the woman’s apartment.

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  • ahsli

    Me and my bro wer playing basketball outside until he smelled something burning and i cannot smell that much until the police arrived and the smoke detecter went off i could smell i little bit of smoke. There wer about 7 fire fighter abulances and polices. That is what happened my dad was the maintence man that help them down everybody came out to see what was happening there was smoke evey where. I saw the flames and eveything i was scaired i was going to call the fire fighter ls but my nieghbor called them first i got everything on film that was the best and worst day because i went on a scool field trip to bowling and then to t. for lunch.


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