Fire official: Brush fire at Ford Lake Park intentionally set
A brush fire at Ford Lake Park Tuesday afternoon appears to have been set intentionally, fire officials said.
Courtesy of Ypsilanti Township
The fire appeared to have four points of origin and converged into a single, large fire. The department’s fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze, but it appears it was intentionally set.
The Augusta Township Fire Department provided mutual aid and approximately 10 firefighters from both departments worked to put out the blaze. The fire was under control by 1:59 p.m. and totally out by 2:30 p.m., officials said.
There were no injuries and no real damage to the area, aside from the scorched earth, officials said. There were no vehicles in the park at the time of the blaze and there are no suspects at this point.