A 23-year-old Omaha woman confined to a wheelchair was critically injured in house fire Saturday night near 65th and Maple Streets.
Tawnisha Harbour was taken to the Creighton University Medical Center and then transferred to the burn unit at Clarkson Hospital.
Omaha Police Officer Michael Pecha, a police department spokesman, said the fire at 6557 Maple St. was reported about 7:45 p.m. It appeared to have gutted the house, but the extent of the damage was not known, he said.
A police investigation determined that Harbour was left unattended in the house and was unable to escape on her own. Her mother, Cherie Harbour, was booked into jail on suspicion of abuse of a vulnerable adult.
Tawnisha Harbour has been in a wheelchair since being injured in a car crash on Sept. 18, 2003.
Harbour, who was 18 at the time of the accident, was driving a 1986 Oldsmobile north on 30th Street about 12:20 p.m. when her car swerved into the path of a southbound car.
As Tawnisha Harbour tried to correct her error, her car was struck on the driverís side.
Damage to the home is extensive. Investigators aren't elaborating on why the fire is suspicious, only saying they are continuing to investigate.