Man detained after fire in Elms Mobile Home Park in Flint

Police are investigating a fire in the Elms Mobile Home Park on Dort Highway after a man initially told officers he lit the blaze, but later changed his story.
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FLINT (WJRT) (5/16/2019) - Police detained a man for questioning after a trailer caught fire in the Elms Mobile Home Park in Flint.

The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of South Dort Highway. Firefighters found the trailer engulfed in flames when they arrived.

Witnesses reported a woman may have been inside the structure, but firefighters found no signs of anyone when they searched. Authorities believe she was able to escape before fire crews arrived.

The man who lives at the trailer was taken into custody at the scene after he allegedly told police he lit the fire. He later changed his answer and claimed the fire was accidental.

Michigan State Police arson investigators were on the scene determining the cause of the fire.