Arson investigators are trying to figure who started a fire on Detroit’s east side. It happened in the 3600 block of Preston around 1:00 am Sunday.
According to Action 7 News, the crime took place just a block away from the Heidelberg Project, which has seen a number of arsons in recent years.
Many who live in the area told 7 Action News they heard a man who was suspected to have started the fire was jumped by neighbors, beaten, and held until police arrived. Late Sunday afternoon, arson investigators told 7 Action News they do not believe that is exactly what happened.
At one point, neighbors feared the arson was connected to the Heidelberg fires. However, at this time, investigators are treating this latest case near the world-renowned displays separately. Those in charge of the Heidelberg Project have said they have been keeping a careful eye on the art.
Action 7 News say the signs are displayed stating security cameras are in use next to some charred remains there. In the mean time, those who live nearby are grateful no one was hurt in the latest arson.