Woman, 23, arrested for Salem apartment blaze

Another person jumped out the window and was injured

Vanessa Gonzalez faces charges for a 2-alarm fire at a Salem apartment building, November 26, 2017 (KOIN/Marion County Sheriff's Office)
Vanessa Gonzalez faces charges for a 2-alarm fire at a Salem apartment building, November 26, 2017 (KOIN/Marion County Sheriff's Office)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A 23-year-old woman is accused of setting her own property on fire in her Salem apartment, forcing one person to jump from a 2nd-story window and another to be rescued by firefighters.

The 2-alarm fire early Friday evening at a 4-unit, 2-story apartment complex at Northeast 3456 Hadley Street was extinguished quickly once firefighters arrived.

Investigators said Vanessa A. Gonzalez set the fire in the common walkway between her apartment and the other 2nd-floor apartment.

There were 2 people inside that other apartment, Salem police said. One jumped from the window and suffered minor burns. The other person needed to be rescued by firefighters, and also suffered minor injuries.

Gonzalez is set to make her first court appearance Monday afternoon in Salem.

The investigation into the case continues.

Salem fire crews extinguished a 2-alarm fire on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in 6 minutes (Courtesy: Salem Fire)