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3 Suspicious Fires in 2 Weeks Fray Nerves in Wyandotte

Three homes that burned over the last two weeks were vacant. "If they were occupied you would e talking about attempted murder," said a resident who believes arson was involved.

Fire investigators are determined to get to the bottom of the cause of three fires at vacant houses over the past two weeks, Mayor Joseph Peterson said. (Patch file photo)
Fire investigators are determined to get to the bottom of the cause of three fires at vacant houses over the past two weeks, Mayor Joseph Peterson said. (Patch file photo)

Residents living on Wyandotte’s north end are feeling vulnerable and unnerved after three suspicious fires in vacant houses over the past two weeks

Residents on Bondie Street are making sure someone is awake keeping vigil, the Press & Guide reports.

The Wyandotte City Council on Monday heard concerns from residents, including retired police officer and former council candidate Valentino Zavala, who said the fires have left residents in the area terrified.

Mayor Joseph Peterson said fire investigators are looking into the causes of the fires and are determined to find out how they occurred and, if arson is involved, who is responsible. He said he didn’t want to downplay the seriousness of what has been occurring, but pointed out that but said no residents were put in harm’s way because the houses were abandoned.

“If they were occupied, you would be talking about attempted murder,” Zavala countered.
Eydie Montana March 28, 2014 at 07:33 PM
We're all three fires on Bondie? I live on Bondie and haven't heard a fire engine peep or smelled a strong odor of smoke anytime recently. Does anyone know where the fires were?

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