Grand Rapids Fire Department: Tuesday’s fire was arson

Posted at 5:52 AM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 16:25:42-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Grand Rapids Fire Department Officials discovered evidence of arson in a house fire on the southeast side of the city.

It happened just after 5 a.m. Tuesday at a home near the intersection of Hall Street SE and Prospect Avenue SE, west of Madison Avenue in Grand Rapids.

The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire so no one was hurt. Crews believe it started on the front porch of the home and quickly spread inside.

Hall Street SE was blocked by water lines while crews worked to chase hot spots.

The GRPD Detective's Unit has taken over the investigation and ask anyone with information on this fire to call them at 616-456-3400 or contact Silent Observer at 616-774-2345 or toll free  1-866-774-2345