FLINT (WJRT) ––
(07/10/10) –– Flint's fire department is investigating two suspicious fires this weekend.
One fire destroyed two homes and damaged a third.
Just moments before that fire, firefighters were on the scene of another and say that blaze is also suspicious.
"This is unbelievable, and thank goodness it's not ours," said Lou-Anne Malis who lives near the fire on Lewis Street.
Fire investigators say a suspected arsonist is to blame for that fire early Saturday morning.
"I hope they catch him whoever it is before it happens again," she said.
fire in the 13000 block of Lewis Street destroyed two abandoned homes
and damaged a third house that was occupied. The flames lit up the sky,
spreading debris throughout the east side neighborhood.
"Pieces of black ashes on my yard," Malis said.
fire started at this home in the middle and spread south to a second
housed. Crews were able to save a third structure, but not before it was
Just moments before the Lewis Street fire, fire crews put out a fire at a house on the corner of Lyon Street And 5th Avenue.
"I guess it was just beautiful and they were just going to restore it," Malis noted.
to Battalion Chief Theresa Root the two fires Saturday morning bring
the fire count to six in less than four days. All are suspected arsons.
"Usually we might get a fire or two and they're usually vacant, so it
has accelerated and it's still not slowed down all the way."
"It's heartbreaking, and I've been here for 45 years and it's just not the same anymore," Malis said.
Malis worries her home could be the next target. "I just hope they don't cross over the park and get my house."
No one was hurt in any of the fires.
Both are still under investigation.
There are a lot of rumors about these being set by a disgruntled fireman