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Woman sets self, neighbor’s house on fire in suicide attempt

Authorities say a Northern California woman has been badly burned after she attempted suicide by setting herself on fire.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says the 60-year-old Forestville woman doused herself with gasoline and set herself ablaze at a neighbor’s house Thursday morning.

Her boyfriend told authorities that the woman was engulfed in flames when she ran back across the street from the neighbor’s home.

He extinguished the fire with a garden hose, but the woman suffered severe burns. She was hospitalized, but there is no word on her condition.

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Authorities say the neighbor’s home also caught fire. Firefighters contained the flames to the kitchen area, but they say the blaze caused about $100,000 in damage.


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