DETROIT – Flames ravaged three homes Friday afternoon on Detroit's west side.
A firefighter responding to the scene on Tyler Street near Linwood sent pictures to Local 4.
The houses were completely engulfed, including a car that was parked in a driveway.
Battalion Chief Tracey Thomas said arson investigators did comb the scene and the fires are being called suspicious.
"Someone mentioned to me that a former girlfriend was out here earlier --we don't know when -- and may have mentioned possibly setting this house on fire. But, we don't know," Thomas said.
The fire broke out at about 1 p.m. and likely started on the front porch of one of the houses and spread to the houses on either side of it.
Luckily, only a handful of people were inside two of the houses at the time and managed to get out OK.
The third house was abandoned.