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Posted on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 3:44 p.m.

Fire official: Brush fire at Ford Lake Park intentionally set

By Kyle Feldscher

A brush fire at Ford Lake Park Tuesday afternoon appears to have been set intentionally, fire officials said.

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The boat launch at Ford Lake Park.

Courtesy of Ypsilanti Township

Emergency crews were sent at 1:23 p.m. to Ford Lake Park for a report of a fire, Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman Joyce Williams said. Ypsilanti Township Fire Department officials said the fire was in a heavily wooded area south of the park’s boat launch.

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.


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Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

Ypsibronc

Wed, Apr 3, 2013 : 3:04 a.m.

Unfortunately our parks are frequented by a lot of morons.

John of Saline

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 : 8:08 p.m.

Not a prescribed burn, then.