Lt: Fire that destroyed GR home deemed arson

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An official says a fire that destroyed a vacant house in Grand Rapids Tuesday morning was set intentionally.

Grand Rapids Fire Department Lt. William Smith tells News 8 the fire was caused by arson.

Smith says fire officials are working in cooperation with the Grand Rapids Police Department.

The fire started around 5 a.m. Tuesday at a house on Prospect Avenue near Hall Street on the city’s southeast side. No one was inside.

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