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Suspicious Arsons in Alanson and St. Ignace May be Connected

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A strange series of events in Northern Michigan have Michigan State Police investigating two arsons they believe could be connected.

It started when a home in Alanson burst into flames. When police and fire crews responded, a house, barn and car were all caught on fire. Police say it appears no one was home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.

State Police tell 9&10 News that Sunday, another property owned by the same family burned down in Saint Ignace.

Police say arson is the cause of the two fires.

And to add more to the story, the owner of the Alanson home was seriously hurt in an accident Saturday morning also in the upper peninsula.

Investigators say they do have a suspect, but have yet to make an arrest. The investigation is ongoing.

9&10's Alyssa Gambla and photojournalist Erin Malone have been gathering details on these events and have more details from neighbors and police.