Woman Sets Herself and Residence on Fire

A Bay County woman is hospitalized with severe burns after setting herself and her mobile home on fire. Bay County deputies went to the 51 year old woman’s residence in the Oakside Mobile Home Park, 2752 W. North Union Road Saturday after learning she had violated a court order. Deputies tried speaking with the woman from outside her mobile home when they saw her pour a flammable fluid on herself then light it.

Flames quickly engulfed the trailer. Deputies kicked in a door, pulled the woman from the structure, and smothered the flames on her. The mobile home was destroyed.

The woman was taken to MyMichigan Medical Center in Midland and was later flown to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where she remains in critical condition with severe burns. The woman’s name is not being released at this time.