Fire Chief: Fire may be work of arsonist

The Mancelona Fire Chief says a house fire late last night may be the work of an arsonist.

The fire happened around 11 last night at a home on Snow Ridge Trail in Lakes of the North.

By 1:00 this morning, the fire was contained but the home was significantly damaged.

The Fire Chief tells 7&4 News the home is seasonal and the owners had not been there since October.

He also says that the fire appears to have started on the outside of the home, which is why they are calling it suspicious.

A Fire Marshall is investigating.