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Woman believed to have set fire in Bristol home Saturday morning

Bristol firefighters put out a fire believed to be arson.
Posted on April 16, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on April 16, 2012 at 9:58 a.m.

BRISTOL — A woman believed to have set fire to a home in Bristol early Saturday morning was taken to the hospital after police and firefighters responded to the home.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and the Bristol Fire Department responded to the home, 19 Maple St., shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday.

A 40-year-old woman refused to leave the emergency incident area while firefighters put out the fire, according to a police report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department. The woman reportedly intentionally lit the fire, according to police.

The woman was taken to Elkhart General Hospital for a 24-hour emergency detention.

No one was injured in the fire. The house had some smoke damage, but the fire had been contained to a closet area and burned several pieces of clothing, according to the Bristol Fire Department.

The sheriff’s department and the Indiana Department of Children’s Services are investigating.


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