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Woman allegedly sets ex-boyfriend’s van on fire in Aurora

Updated: March 3, 2014 3:11PM

A Rochelle woman was injured Tuesday morning after she allegedly set her ex-boyfriend’s car on fire while she was still inside it.

Aurora police said they were called to a home in the 1200 block of Lake Street for reports of a burning vehicle. When they arrived, they found a van fully engulfed in flames. Police said a witness saw the female occupant flee the scene in a different vehicle, and followed the car toward Batavia.

Batavia police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, and learned that the woman and the van’s owner had been involved in a past relationship.

The two had apparently gotten into an argument about infidelity, when a physical fight ensued.

Police said that following the fight, the man walked away from the van, leaving the woman inside.

It was then that she allegedly doused the van with a flammable fluid, and set the van on fire while she was still seated inside.

The woman was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. As of Tuesday evening, she was still being treated.

Police said charges are pending.

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