Investigators believe woman set fire in suicide attemptPosted: Updated:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - The Scottsdale Fire Department continues to investigate an early fire they believe was intentionally set.
Four individuals were home around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when the fire broke out. Three of them were renters along with one guest. The homeowner was not on site.
A 41-year-old female is suspected be have set the fire in a room of the home which then spread to the rest of the residence.
All of the occupants smelled smoke and observed the flames and evacuated the premises.
They were also able to drag the unconscious suspect from the home.
The female suspect regained consciousness and re-entered the home needing to then be rescued by firefighters.
The only injuries were to the suspect who was transported to Maricopa County Medical Center for smoke inhalation.
Scottsdale police said they will then transport her to county psych upon her release as the fire appears to be an apparent suicide attempt.
Scottsdale police and fire are not releasing the names at this time, but the other individuals in the home were a 68-year-old male, 35-year-old female and 32-year-old male guest.
No word on what the suspect used to start the fire.