BAY CO., Mich., (WNEM) – According to Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham, a 51-year-old woman is in critical condition with severe burns after allegedly setting herself on fire and setting herself on fire.
Delegates from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oakland Mobile Home Park in Williams Town on Saturday, July 30 for assistance from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office. Cunningham said a 51-year-old woman living at a mobile home park violated a ban on contact with her 76-year-old mother after formally refusing to accept a family dispute between herself and her mother.
Delegates from both responding agencies tried to speak to the woman but were unsuccessful. Through the window, delegates saw the woman pour flammable liquid over herself and the floor and set it on fire, Cunningham said.
Deputies then kicked a door on the trailer and was swept away by flames, which quickly consumed the stretch of vehicle, Cunningham said.
Cunningham said two of the deputies were able to pull the woman away from the burning structure.
The woman was taken to a local hospital in Midland. Cunningham said she was later taken to Hurley Medical Center, where she was in critical condition with severe burns.
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