FD: 2 arsons in SE Grand Rapids believed to be connected

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Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire in Grand Rapids Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating two arson in southeast Grand Rapids Tuesday morning.

Lt. Bill Smith with the Grand Rapids Fire Department confirmed to News 8 that authorities are investigating a fire at a home in the 1400 block of Sigsbee Street SE. When authorities arrived at the home around 5:30 a.m., they heard smoke alarms and found smoke inside the home. A fire was found in the back of the home and was quickly extinguished.

A second fire was reported around 6:30 a.m. in the 1100 block of Niagara Avenue SE. When the fire department arrived, they found a car on fire and quickly put out the flames. No injuries were reported in either fire.

The Grand Rapids Fire Department notified the Grand Rapids Police Department of the possibility the fires were set intentionally.

Fire investigators believe the same person is responsible for both fires.

No arrests have been made and no suspect description was released Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grand Rapids Police Department at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

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