An arrest was made today (Tuesday) in connection with a January fire at a Cass County Nursing Home.Cass County Sheriff Bill Sage says following an investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s office and local police, a resident of the Colonial Manor in Anita was arrested this morning for allegedly setting fire to a room in the nursing home during the late night hours of January 29th. 43-year old Sherry Kay Christensen was charged with reckless use of fire. The woman is alleged to have set a towel or doily on fire in the room of another resident, then placed the cloth on a chair, setting it on fire as well. The building’s sprinklers extinguished the blaze before firefighters arrived. The resident of the room and a charge nurse on duty that night suffered smoke inhalation, but no one else was injured. Sage says Christensen is currently under medical care at an undisclosed facility. If convicted of the charge against her, she faces a fine of up to five-thousand dollars, or up to a year in jail.
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