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Police say man pours lighter fluid in mobile home, starts fire

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A man on Evansville's north side has been arrested after police say he poured lighter fluid inside his mobile home.

Authorities say a fire broke out in a home on Rhode Island Road just before 4:00 Wednesday afternoon.  

Police say a man poured lighter fluid inside the mobile home and set it on fire. They say he then locked himself in the back bedroom.

Police say the man assaulted two officers while they were trying to get him out of the burning trailer. The officers were able to get him under control and safely out of the home.

The man was treated at the scene for injuries that he received during the struggle. One of the officers was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.

The man's name has not yet been released because he has not yet been charged.

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