COSTA MESA (CBSLA) — A woman was undergoing a mental health evaluation after being arrested at an Orange County hotel where she stands accused of starting a fire in her own room.
The unidentified woman allegedly called police just before 6:20 a.m. Sunday and threatened to start a fire, police said in a news release. As a result, officers responded to her hotel room in the 3100 block of Bristol Street.READ MORE: Cal State University Will Require Faculty, Staff, Students On Campuses To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
When they arrived, a smoke alarm was sounding inside the room where the woman was barriaded. Officers were able to enter the room, and subsequently arrested the suspect.READ MORE: Hiking Groups Emerge As Way For Angelenos To Combat Pandemic-Caused Loneliness
Neighboring rooms were evacuated. The fire was subsequently put out.MORE NEWS: UCLA Study: Expiration Of Eviction Moratoriums Led To Further Spread Of COVID-19
No further details were available but the incident remains under investigation.