73-year-old man arrested in connection to fire that injured 5 Detroit firefighters

Posted at 1:42 PM, Oct 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 18:13:13-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a house fire that injured five firefighters in Detroit Thursday.

Police say Henry Vanreyendam was arrested without incident Thursday night in the area of Central and Vernor on the city's southwest side.

According to a warrant, Vanreyendam was charged with five counts of first degree arson, one count of second degree and arson preparation to burn real property.

According to a spokesperson for the fire department received a call to the house around 1:50 p.m. Thursday. near Whittaker and Mullane. That's near Vernor Highway and Springwells.

All three were taken to the hospital, and at least one of them suffered burns. According to police, one firefighter was admitted to the burn unit, one was treated for a leg fracture and released. All other firefighters were released and are off-duty.

We're told two other firefighters were later transported to the hospital.