ALAMEDA (CBS SF) — Firefighters rescued a resident who was later taken into custody from the balcony of a burning apartment building in Alameda Wednesday morning, according to a fire chief.

The fire had been burning for over an hour at a four-unit two-story apartment building located in the 3200 block of Briggs Avenue near Lincoln Park, Alameda fire Chief D’Orazi said.

The man rescued from his second-story balcony was in custody and being questioned by police.

Some tenants said the man intentionally set the fire after several days of odd behavior–including at 24-hour at the county psychiatric ward on Sunday and flooding his apartment on Friday.

“I just woke up to smoke and then I heard the window break out and that’s when I knew the house was on fire,” Twila Kennedy, who lost everything she owns and lives next door to the man, said.

“I suspected that he…

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