MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — A Saturday morning fire at the Boys and Girls Club in Muskegon was “likely intentionally set,” police said.
Around 7 a.m., crews with the Muskegon Fire Department were sent to the Boys and Girls Club facility located at 900 W. Western Avenue near Division Street after receiving reports about smoke in the building.
“There was smoke damage and soot damage, pretty much throughout the space,” said Monica Turnbull, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club in Muskegon.
When crews arrived, they found smoke throughout the building, which was being renovated. While investigating, crews found several fires, which were quickly extinguished.
The Muskegon Fire Marshals said the fires were likely intentionally set because the locations of the fires were not related to each other.
“They would have had to break into the space, as the site is being secured for being under construction,” Turnbull said. “I am hoping that they are able to come forward.”
The fires are being investigated by the Muskegon Police Department and the Muskegon Fire Department.
The fires remain under investigation.