Woman Says She Set Sugar Mill Creek Fire with a Lighter

Published 04/10 2014 07:02AM

Updated 04/10 2014 01:16PM

    An Evansville woman is facing arson charges after police say she caused millions of dollars worth of damage to Sugar Mill Creek Apartments.
    According to a police affidavit, Michelle Hershberger said she set the curtains in her room on fire with a lighter.
    Hershberger claims the voices in her head told her to do it and she wanted to die.
    She was under the care of ResCare in the apartment, and a staff member discovered the fire.
    ResCare offers residential and support services to people with disabilities.
    Crews were called to the scene just off of Green River Road after 8:30 Wednesday night.
    It took more than 4 hours to get that fire under control.
    No one was hurt.

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