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Posted: 9/26/2010 6:37:34 PM EDT
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.

The 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.

The 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 damaged.

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.

According 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

Link Posted: 9/26/2010 6:45:06 PM EDT
Flint is the murder capital of america, maybe someoen trying to burn out the roaches
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 6:54:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 6:56:47 PM EDT

Sooner or later, whoever is doing this is gonna kill someone.

Link Posted: 9/26/2010 6:59:01 PM EDT
When the layoffs first happened didn't they have a bunch of fires in one day? Something like 9 or 10?
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 7:06:56 PM EDT
Just wait until Halloween weekend.

Just wait....
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 7:21:03 PM EDT
They are helping the housing market.

it is in the best interests of a lot of people right now for a lot of homes to burn down, vacant homes cost money... arsonists... it burned down.
about to be foreclosed.. accident... it burned down..

squatters in the vacant house next door.. what do you know.. it burned down..

too bad for the insurance companies.
Link Posted: 9/26/2010 7:23:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
Just wait until Halloween weekend.

Just wait....

Link Posted: 9/26/2010 7:48:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2010 2:35:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheMechanic48:
When the layoffs first happened didn't they have a bunch of fires in one day? Something like 9 or 10?

Yes they did. According to the article there has a couple fires a day since then too.
Link Posted: 9/27/2010 2:37:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
There's a bug on the loose

The talk I keep hearing is that it is a pissed off fireman, they can't catch him though.
Link Posted: 9/27/2010 2:47:24 AM EDT
Flint is a shit hole, what can you expect?
Link Posted: 9/27/2010 2:51:02 AM EDT
urban renewal.
Link Posted: 9/27/2010 2:51:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LORD-eX-Bu:
Flint is a shit hole, what can you expect?

This has been Michigan's process of urban renewal for decades now.
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