© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Tips Help Authorities Identify Michigan Grass Fire Suspect

3442884825_c99901e414_o.jpg
flickr/Marion Doss
/

Authorities say tips generated by media coverage helped them find a suspect in a series of Michigan grass fires over the past two months.

The Huron County sheriff's office says the female suspect was found this week and cooperated with deputies.

She's believed to be responsible for six roadside fires in the Bad Axe and Kinde areas, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of Detroit.

Those fires occurred over a 45-day period starting June 1, but the sheriff's office says there have been other suspicious roadside fires in the county this summer.

More tips are being sought from the public and prosecutors are expected to consider charges.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.