Flint mayor blames laid-off firefighters for arsons

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A string of suspicious fires that hit the battered city of Flint, Mich., after more than 20 firefighters were laid off and two firehouses closed were meant to “terrorize the community,” the mayor claims.

Since the job cuts in late March, 153 of 202 fires mostly in vacant buildings were classified as suspected arson, city officials said. The number of arson fires began to decline after a federal grant enabled the city to rehire some of the firefighters.

Full story: Are Laid-Off Firefighters Behind Mich. Arson? – ABC News