Police: Woman rammed burning truck into home - KMOV.com

Police: Woman rammed burning truck into home

BRIGHTON, Ill. (AP) -- A southern Illinois woman faces charges after police say she intentionally rammed a burning pickup truck into the front porch of a man's home.

No one inside the Brighton house was injured, but the home was extensively damaged.

Jersey County Sheriff Mark Kallal says the woman and the home's owner "had a relationship that was on the outs."

Kallal says the woman ran the burning truck into the home on Friday morning, igniting the wooden front porch. The flames spread to a couch that was near a front window and then to the rest of the house.

A relative of the home's owner rescued the woman from the burning truck. She was being treated at an area hospital.

The woman hasn't been identified, and no charges have yet been filed.

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