A Seymour woman allegedly set her mobile home on fire Sunday.
According to authorities, the 57-year-old Seymour woman set her mobile home on fire in an attempt to commit suicide.
A warrant was filed against a Seymour woman charging her with arson on Sunday after she allegedly set her mobile home on fire in an attempt to commit suicide, according to authorities.
A 57-year-old Seymour woman, who resides on Maples Road, was taken to Blount Memorial Hospital for an initial checkup. Subsequently she was taken to a mental health facility for a psychological evaluation, according to Blount County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Marian O'Briant.
A warrant was obtained, but not served, charging the woman with arson.
O'Briant told the Seymour Herald the 57-year-old Seymour woman had called dispatch before the fire at her Maple Road residence and "said that she was going to kill herself." Then the woman apparently locked all of the doors and set her residence on fire.
"She couldn't breathe, so the smoke forced her out of the house," O'Briant said.
The 57-year-old woman apparently had a female roommate who resides at the residence and was outside at the time. She smelled smoke, tried to get in but was unable due to the locked doors, according to O'Briant.