Detroit police tell WWJ that the arrest is not in connection with the fire, but for past warrants, including a home invasion.
A fire at a Detroit strip mall has cost dozens of people their jobs.
Detroit fire and police are on the scene of the blaze at the Parkstone apartments on Van Dyke near Jefferson.
Executive Fire Commissioner Donald Austin noted a 55% drop in arson fires in 2011 versus the same three-day period a year earlier, in 2010.
“It’s an action movie, it’s shot in widescreen, it’s got great music, we’re up in helicopters, we’re going into fires with these guys.”
Tipsters calling the WWJ Newsroom that they could see thick, black smoke for miles.
Police have made an arrest following a suspected arson fire at a Detroit apartment building that left dozens homeless and injured several people, including a firefighter and a young child.
An investigation is underway after Detroit firefighters find a body inside a burned home on the city’s westside.
A four year old girl is reportedly in critical condition after a fire on the city’s west side Saturday afternoon
The financially challenged City of Detroit paid out $85 million in overtime this year, with the police and fire departments taking up nearly half of the cost.