According to Blackman-Leoni Public Safety Director Mike Jester, a fire in a vacant residence in the 1200 block of Fairfax Avenue in Leoni Township was suspicious in origin. The fire was reported by a neighbor at 11:13 Wednesday night. Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Detective Sergeant Bob Shrock at 788-4223.
A house fire broke out around noon Wednesday in the 100 block of Long Avenue in Michigan Center. No people were injured in the blaze but the fire did claim the life of a house cat. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety was assisted at the scene by the Jackson Fire Department, Summit Township Fire Department and the Napoleon Township Fire Department.