Grandmont home firebombed 12 times in two months - FOX 32 News Chicago

Grandmont home firebombed 12 times in two months

Posted: Updated:

Residents of Detroit's Grandmont neighborhood want something done about the house that, they say, has been firebombed twelve times in two months.

"I mean it's terrorism - it's actually an act of terrorism," Muhsin Muhammad tells Fox 2's Amy Lange. Muhammad is president of Grandmont's neighborhood patrol. "We're trying to preserve life. Just next door - to the north of this house - two little girls were asking their mother, 'Could they sleep in their shoes?' because they feared there would be a fire that night."

Muhammad says it started in July when gang members, who had been staying at the home, were evicted. He says that night someone came back and tore the boards off the windows, and the destruction has not stopped since.

One night the property was hit twice. The house was hit first and the fire department came and put out that fire, then a few hours later the garage went up in flames. Even the firefighters say they are frustrated. They've had three men get hurt fighting fires at this address.

"We still got to protect the neighbors. It's occupied all over, so we've still got to protect the houses around," Charlie Matter, a Detroit firefighter, says.

"Tear it down and get it out of the way. You got to do something," Herbert Bonner says. He lives in the area. He wants to see the house demolished before anyone else gets hurt.

No date for demolition has yet to be set, though. Meanwhile arson investigators say they need the public's help. A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information on the case.

If you have that information, call 1-800-44-ARSON (1-800-442-7766).

  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Neighbors tie pink ribbons to remember murdered Armada teen

    Neighbors tie pink ribbons to remember murdered Armada teen

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:48:30 GMT
    The community in Armada Township is pulling together to support the family of murdered 14-year-old April Millsap.
    The community in Armada Township is pulling together to support the family of murdered 14-year-old April Millsap.
  • Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:38:56 GMT
    As of 4 p.m., approximately 126,000 DTE Energy customers are out of power due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 60,000 of the customers impacted by the storm.
    As of 4 p.m., approximately 126,000 DTE Energy customers are out of power due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 60,000 of the customers impacted by the storm.
  • Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:07 GMT
    How is Proposal One tied into funding our local schools, police and fire departments, plus should African Americans abandon the Democratic Party and the UAW?
    How is Proposal One tied into funding our local schools, police and fire departments, plus should African Americans abandon the Democratic Party and the UAW?

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices