ICYMI: Chico Woman Who Was Set on Fire is Recovering; Husband Arrested

A Chico woman is recovering from terrible burns Monday morning, caused when she was set on fire. Police say her husband is responsible.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 11:25 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 11:31 AM

CHICO, Calif. - A Chico woman is recovering from terrible burns Monday morning, caused when she was set on fire. Police say her husband is responsible.

The incident happened Friday night at a home on Laburnum Avenue.

Chico police say they found the woman with severe burns to her chest and arms. They say her husband poured gasoline on her and set her on fire after an argument.

 Neighbor Jocelyn Bermudez told Action News Now that, "I kind of was like, standing out there watching... and when one of the cop cars, the cop came out, and before he went over there he came over here and walked toward me. He asked me if I had seen a man walking around with a chainsaw and a gasoline tank and I was like, 'No, I haven't, but I'm going to go inside.'"

Police say the husband -- 36-year old Steve Ramirez -- is now behind bars. The victim was flown to a burn center out of the area.

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