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Fire investigated as arson at local hospital in Jackson

Posted at 3:09 PM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-09 05:55:58-05

Officers in the city of Jackson are investigating an arson at a local hospital.

The police responded to a fire alarm at 7:48 p.m. on Wednesday at the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Center in the Anderson Building.

They have arrested a 23-year-old man after locating a wall on fire in the building.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames and could tell by the "patterns and the smell that someone intentionally set the fire," said Firefigher Chris Ermingtanger .

Police were able to determine who the suspect was from surveillance video and located him later at his home in Jackson County.

The man will be charged with arson.

Minor damage was caused to the drywall in the hallway of the building, along with some burnt carpeting and other smoke damage.

The man is not an employee but may have been a former patient.