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Suspected serial arsonist behind rash of Detroit fires

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Multiple Detroit Fire companies are busy fighting a sudden outbreak of fires on Detroit's east side. Multiple Detroit Fire companies are busy fighting a sudden outbreak of fires on Detroit's east side.

DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say fire crews in Detroit have responded to a string of about 16 building fires on the city's east side.

Arson was a possibility in the late Sunday and early Monday blazes. In one place, a fire burned several homes and a building formerly used as a church. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report 16 fires were involved in all, and the cause of the fires was under investigation.

One firefighter was reportedly injured by a falling brick and was treated and released.

A fire official said it was a long and hectic night for firefighters. At one point, when they responded to a fire involving two buildings, another blaze started nearby.

Authorities say the buildings involved mostly were vacant.

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