Officers learned the victim, Christine Weilage, 37, was involved in an altercation with the suspect, 28-year-old Lindsy Maves.
Maves "allegedly sprayed a flammable substance on Weilage and then lit her on fire."
A witness reportedly attempted to put the fire out. As that was happening, Maves allegedly hit Weilage in the face with an unknown object, according to police. Maves fled the scene before officers arrived.
WOWT-TV reports Weilage crawled to a homeless shelter two blocks away in order to call for help. Weilage was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for treatment, WOWT reports.