Suspected serial arsonist behind rash of Detroit fires - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Suspected serial arsonist behind rash of Detroit fires

Posted: Updated:
Multiple Detroit Fire companies are busy fighting a sudden outbreak of fires on Detroit's east side. Multiple Detroit Fire companies are busy fighting a sudden outbreak of fires on Detroit's east side.

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say fire crews in Detroit have responded to a string of about 16 building fires on the city's east side.

Arson was a possibility in the late Sunday and early Monday blazes. In one place, a fire burned several homes and a building formerly used as a church. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report 16 fires were involved in all, and the cause of the fires was under investigation.

One firefighter was reportedly injured by a falling brick and was treated and released.

A fire official said it was a long and hectic night for firefighters. At one point, when they responded to a fire involving two buildings, another blaze started nearby.

Authorities say the buildings involved mostly were vacant.

Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices