Thirty-five-year-old Alesha Acevedo is charged with arson. Police say Acevedo recently moved to Beatrice from Las Vegas.
Investigators say the fire started on the basement level of the three-level brick apartment building.
Beatrice Fire Captain Craig Fisher says the unidentified injured man was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital and then to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Lincoln due to heat exposure and smoke inhalation.
Fisher says damage to the building is estimated at $20,000. The building has six apartments. No one else was hurt. Red Cross officials were summoned to help those residents who were displaced.
By Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice