Dorian Jetton saw the fire and knew it would be costly.
"They just finished it. Been open a month and a 1/2," said Jetton.
The club owner put thousands of dollars into it. At 4:30 a.m. Friday, a fire started on the roof.
A Detroit Fire Department source tells Local 4 that it could have been firebombed. More than 100 people work at the club. For now, they are out of a job.
Auto repair business fire on John R. also suspected arson
"It historically gets busy before and after Angels' Night," said Assistant Fire Chief Andre Johnson.
Neighbors suspect house fire on Lappin Street is arson
"'Jessica, get your clothes on, there's a fire somewhere,'" Rainer recalled her husband saying.
The fire was at the occupied house next door. Rainer thinks it's suspicious. She did not go to her supervisor's job Friday so she could keep an eye on her own house.
"I had to take the day off today. I was scared something else would happen with the house so I had to take the day off today," she said.
Another fire burns at McNichols Road, Healy Street
Detroit arson investigators were not at any of the fires. Overtime concerns mean just one crew was working Friday morning.
Local 4 is told the next team of arson investigators won't be on duty until 10 p.m. Friday.