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Three Agencies Investigate Suspicious Local Fires

The Clare County Sheriff’s Office, Harrison Fire Department, and Michigan State Police Fire Marshal Division are investigating three suspicious fires.
On 7/5/20 at approximately 5:20 a.m. Deputies and the Harrison Fire Department responded to the area of Long Lake and Clare Avenue in Frost Township for a suspicious vehicle fire in the parking lot of a local business and adjoin apartment complex. A 2005 Dodge Ram was engulfed and lost in the fire.
On 7/7/20 at approximately 5 pm Deputies and the Harrison Fire Department responded to the same area for another suspicious fire that had been set and extinguished on the east side of a building at the intersection before being more heavily damaged.
On 7/9/20 at approximately 2:20 a.m. Deputies and the Harrison Fire Department responded to the same area for a third suspicious fire involving a vehicle. A Lincoln  Continental was heavily damaged by fire.
The building and vehicle fires have all occurred at the same location. The Harrison Fire Department has established a $5,000 reward for anyone with more information that can lead them to an arrest and / or conviction.
If anyone has any information regarding the cases please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 989-539-1336.
The investigation remains ongoing.


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