Woman injured in Ann Arbor house fire upgraded to serious condition
A woman critically injured in an Ann Arbor rental house fire early Saturday has been upgraded to serious condition in the University of Michigan Hospital Trauma Burn Intensive Care Unit, officials said today.
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
No further details were released today on the woman or her condition.
The blaze was one of four suspicious firesÂ that occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning, officials said.
Seven people were inside the rental home at 928 S. State St. when a porch fire spread into the home. Three people were injured.
Renden Lemasters of Dexter, a 22-year-old senior at EMU, was pronounced dead later in the day. He was remembered by family members for his love of golf and U-M sports and goal of working in the computer science field after graduation.
Another man injured in the fire was released from the hospital Saturday evening.
Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Andrew Zazula said today he did not have any updates on the police investigation into the fire.
The other fires early Saturday involved cars and trash cans, including one that consumed three cars in a parking area underneath an apartment building on Church Street, officials said.
The string of suspicious fires led the University of Michigan Department of Public Safety to issue an alert Saturday evening, warning students to take precautions and report suspicious activity.
Ann Arbor Fire Battalion Chief Robert Vogel said today no additional fires occurred overnight Saturday.
Anyone who has any information about any of the fires is asked to call the U-M Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Department tip line at 734-794-6939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.