Fire at vacant Kentwood house ruled arson

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KENTWOOD, Mich. — A Monday afternoon fire at an unoccupied house in Kentwood is being investigated as an arson.

According to Kentwood Fire Marshal Tim Maday, the fire started at about 4 p.m. in the 1600 block of Pennybrook Lane SE.  Maday said the fire later rekindled and crews were called back to the scene at about 9:30 p.m.

The home has been vacant since July 2014, according to Maday.  He said fire was set at multiple points throughout the house and eventually destroyed the roof.

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