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updated: 10/29/2012 8:47 PM

Elgin woman suffers minor injuries in mobile home fire

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Daily Herald report

An Elgin woman suffered minor injuries when authorities said she set fire to her mobile home.

Officers and firefighters were dispatched at about 3 p.m. Monday to the residence on the 800 block of Jan Marie Lane on reports the woman was suicidal and threatening to start a fire, Elgin Police Sgt. Ed Cummings said.

When officers arrived, they smelled smoke and were advised by another subject that the woman was inside. They broke down the locked front door and had to forcibly remove and pull her to safety, Cummings said. The woman was transported to Provena St. Joseph Hospital with minor injuries.

Elgin police were called to the residence at about 11 a.m. the same day for a domestic dispute, Cummings said.

Firefighters got the fire under control within 10 minutes. Authorities estimated the blaze caused $5,000 in damage.

The case remains under investigation.

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