Crimes

Possible Arsonist Kills 2 Children

DETROIT, MI – Details are just now emerging of a house fire in the 16800 block of Prairie Detroit Fire

Street in Detroit.  Two children, both boys, ages 1 and 4, are confirmed dead.

The house is located in the area of 6 Mile and Livernois on the west side of the city.  Neighbors said someone was seen throwing something, possibly a Molotov cocktail, just moments before it erupted into flames.

The mother is currently locked up after being arrested last night on a probation violations.  The father of the two boys was said to be watching them but had stepped out about 10 minutes before the fire started.  The fathers story could be considered suspect but no further information is available at this time.