Woman set clothes on fire to get family’s attention, report says

Fire crews respond Tuesday to a fire on Doc Thompson Lane in Inman (WSPA).

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A woman told a sheriff’s deputy she set a fire to get her family’s attention.

Three departments responded to the fire after dispatch received a report that someone was trapped inside a home.

Dispatch tells us no one was inside when firefighters arrived at the house on Doc Thompson Lane in Inman.

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a suspected arson at the house, according to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report.

A man said his girlfriend set a bathtub on fire around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, the report states. The man tried to put out the fire himself, but it was too hot.

The woman accused of setting the clothes on fire told an officer that her family would not take her to a hospital or help her, so she put her clothes in the tub and set them on fire to get their attention, according to the report.

7News is told no one was hurt in the fire.

Fire crews respond Tuesday to a fire on Doc Thompson Lane in Inman (WSPA).

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