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Posted on: November 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Holland Department of Public Safety Investigates Suspicious Fires

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The Holland Department of Public Safety Fire Services responded to two fires in the early morning hours of 11/16/19.  The first fire was reported at 03:27 a.m. at 17 W 16th Street, and was quickly extinguished without significant damage.  The second fire was reported at 07:30 a.m. at 87 E 18th Street and involved significant damage and a firefighter who suffered a minor injury while fighting the fire.

Holland Police Detectives along with the Holland Fire Marshal are investigating both fires as suspicious in nature.  The fires are believed to be connected.  Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to send an email to or call detectives at 616-355-1150.  You may also call Silent Observer anonymously at 1-877-88-SILENT, text OCMTIP and your message to 274627, or visit the Silent Observer website at

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