Man reportedly set fire in Austin apartment building - KMSP-TV

Man reportedly set fire in Austin apartment building

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

A man apparently suffering from mental issues set a fire Thursday morning at a West Side apartment building in the Austin neighborhood.

The blaze was reported in the rear of the 1 ½ story building in the 5900 block of West Iowa Street about 10 a.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

A man suffering from "emotional and mental distress" apparently set the fire before he was coaxed out of the home by police, News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said.

The man was taken to Loretto Hospital for evaluation, Sullivan said. No one was injured in the blaze.

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