A video shows the culprit may have sustained burns to the face and upper body.
Residents at a nursing home in Westland were briefly evacuated because of smoke in the building.
Crews from six area departments and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources battled the blaze. Seventeen tanker trucks, pumpers and other vehicles were used.
Some Detroiters got a rude awakening Wednesday morning — apparently by the very people who sparked a fire at their home.
The cause of the fire and the woman’s death are under investigation. The Kalamazoo Public Safety Department calls the fire “suspicious.”
The “Taxi House” on the end of Mt. Elliott St. is still standing after the Detroit Fire Department extinguished the flames throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning.
Detroit firefighters have extinguished a blaze a home on the east side where four people and a small dog were trapped inside.
Power has been restored to about 3,000 homes and businesses in Ypsilanti that were knocked offline following an apartment fire.
The firefighters crawled out of the building and collapsed after their oxygen tanks apparently gave out while they were inside.
Authorities in Lansing have released the name of a 30-year-old man who died when a fire trapped him in the basement of a house.