- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WAHPETON, N.D. (AP) - A woman accused of being responsible for a fire in a Wahpeton apartment complex has pleaded not guilty to 36 felony counts.

Authorities allege that Yolanda Thinn caused the March 6 blaze when she fell asleep while smoking a cigarette and set a mattress on fire.

She’s charged with one count of reckless endangerment for each of the three dozen residents in the Community Homes complex.

Police say no one was hurt in the fire but several people were trapped and had to be rescued.

Thinn is to stand trial in July.

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