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Warrensvile Heights apartment set ablaze following SWAT standoff situation

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Posted at 7:26 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 21:52:38-04

The subject of a SWAT situation in Warrensville Heights set his apartment complex on fire, Mayor Brad Sellers said.

The fire began at Banbury Court, around 4:21 p.m. Fire departments from departments including Warrensville Heights, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, Bedford Heights, Highland Heights,Highland Hills and Beachwood responded to the scene. 

Officials told News 5 the fire had spread to a second building and a third building was threatened. 

Mayor Sellers said the incident started as a domestic violence call. A woman ran to a neighbor's house to call 911 after claiming her husband threatened to kill her and the kids.

When police arrived, they said the man barricaded himself inside and lit the home on fire. A SWAT team was able to get him out of the apartment. Nobody was injured.

Several families were displaced by the fire, and the American Red Cross is currently assisting them.