Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Tuesday

December 18, 2012

Authorities: Antrim County fire deliberately set

Another nearby house fire is also under suspicion

BELLAIRE — Authorities say a Nov. 27 house fire was deliberately set, and another nearby house fire is under investigation.

The Nov. 27 fire at a home on Snowridge Trail damaged an unoccupied seasonal home in the Lakes of the North community. Investigators suspect the fire is a case of arson. Authorities have not arrested anyone in connection with the crime.

Another Antrim County fire remains under investigation. The Dec. 13 fire on Keystone Road occurred about a mile from the scene of the Nov. 27 fire.

Star Township Fire Chief Pete Hoogerhyde said the investigation of the more recent fire is precautionary.

"Just because of the fact we had an arson down the street a couple weeks ago, we thought we should check on it," Hoogerhyde said.

State Police will inspect the scene of the Keystone Road fire today.

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