Deerfield Township – Authorities say a 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and two other suspects have been identified after a string of suspicious fires at a barn, a trailer and at least two other structures in a rural part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Crews responding early Monday to a fire in Mecosta County’s Deerfield Township found three structure fires in the area about 140 miles northwest of Detroit. The Mecosta County sheriff’s office says another fire was reported in neighboring Montcalm County.

The Mecosta County sheriff’s office says a Howard City man was jailed pending arraignment in the Deerfield Township fires. State police say an 18-year-old from Morley and a 20-year-old from Howard City also are suspected. They also allegedly tried to break into an occupied home.

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