Did a serial arsonist strike again around Saginaw? Police say it's possible

  • Source: WJRT-TV ABC 12
  • Published: 01/08/2019 04:33 PM

A series of arsons over the weekend had police and fire crews scrambling in the Saginaw area. A person of interest has been arrested -- and he appears to be the same man awaiting trial on charges related to a string of arsons last year in Saginaw's Old Town district. In the most recent cases, six fires were reported in the Saginaw and Carrollton areas early Saturday. The fires were put out quickly, no one was hurt and the damage was minor. One of the suspected arsonist's targets was a box truck at Engel's Auto Body in Carrollton. There was some damage to the truck. Shortly after the truck started on fire, there were two more fires nearby. "You start doing senseless acts, you are endangering lives," said Carrollton Township Police Chief Craig Oatten.


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