Man says elderly woman set clothes, house on fire

A 65-year-old man who was rescued from a fire told police that an 83-year-old woman who also was rescued had set the blaze.
AP Wire
Jan 24, 2012


Arson-related charges could be filed in the Jan. 13 fire in Greenville. The case was under investigation this week.

The man was trapped in an upstairs bedroom, but was rescued through a window by Greenville public safety officers and firefighters. Rescuers also helped the 83-year-old woman from the home’s downstairs level.

Police said the man told them that the woman set clothes that belonged to him on fire. Investigators have determined that the fire was arson and started in the upstairs bedroom where the man was rescued.


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