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Battle Creek Fire Crews Battle Arsons

Posted at 10:33 AM, Aug 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-05 10:33:06-04

Fire unit front nightBATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A rash of fires early Monday are all suspected of being arsons, two of which damaged buildings.

Crews from the Battle Creek Fire Department put out five suspicious fires beginning around 2 a.m. August 5.

Authorities got reports of a man setting fires, but a police dog lost the scent after a few blocks.

The dumpster fire was hot enough to damage a building, while the rest of the fires were set in trash cans. One of those fires damaged the exterior of a vacant home.