A woman is in critical condition after setting herself on fire

Bay Company, Michigan, (WNEM) A 51-year-old woman is in critical condition with severe burns after setting herself and her home on fire, according to Bay County Sheriff Troy Cunningham.

Deputies from the Bay County Sheriff’s Office responded to Oakland Mobile Home Park in Williams Township on Saturday, July 30 to seek assistance from the Midland County Sheriff’s Office. Cunningham said a 51-year-old woman who was living in the caravan park violated a no-contact order for her 76-year-old mother after she formally filed not to appeal a home dispute between her and her mother.

Representatives from both agencies tried to talk to the woman but were unsuccessful. Through a window, deputies saw the woman pouring a flammable liquid on herself and the ground, Cunningham said, and setting it on fire.

Cunningham said MPs then knocked on the trailer door and were returned by fire, which quickly engulfed the trailer.

Cunningham said two MPs managed to pull the woman out of the burning structure, adding that the trailer was a complete loss.

The woman was taken to a local hospital in Midland. Cunningham said she was later transferred to Hurley Medical Center where she was in critical condition with severe burns.

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