Suspicious fires on Detroit's east side have investigators worried about a fire bug

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 17:46:26-04

A string of suspicious fires on Detroit’s east side have investigators searching for a possible fire bug.

Monday night, Detroit firefighters responded to 30 fires in the city limits. More than half of those fires were within a few blocks of one another in the Van Dyke/Harper Area.

Michael Thornton was with relatives around 1:00 a.m. when a fire broke out at the vacant house across the street. Before long, it was engulfed in flames and spreading to the adjacent home. 

If you know anything about the fires, you are asked to call the arson squad at 313-596-2940 or 1-800-44-ARSON

Rewards of up to $5,000 dollars are being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an arson suspect.