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Police: Fire That Forced Resident To Jump From Window Was Intentionally Set

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An image of the apartment in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

An image of the apartment in Fort Collins (credit: CBS)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Investigators in Fort Collins now say a fire at an apartment complex Tuesday morning was intentionally set.

Lydia Tillman, 30, was seriously injured when she jumped out the second story to escape the flames on Monday. She was taken to a hospital in Denver and so far has not recovered enough to be able to speak to police about what happened.

Police say there were several points of origin inside the unit. There was also evidence of an accelerant.

Police have not made any arrests in the case.

Tillman moved to Fort Collins from Longmont a month or so ago. She lived alone at her apartment.

Police in Fort Collins shared more details about her in a news release: “Tillman is one of seven sales representatives in Colorado for the Natural Wine Company, a distributor of wines headquartered in Denver. She previously lived in New York City before coming to Colorado.”

Anyone with information about the case or about what Tillman was doing on the days leading up to the incident is asked to call Fort Collins police at (970) 221-6575 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at (970) 221-6868.

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