Large flag mounted on New Baltimore resident’s home set on fire, police say

Neighbor driving past home puts out fire

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NEW BALTIMORE, Mich. – Police are investigating after a large flag mounted to the front of a New Baltimore resident’s home was set on fire, according to authorities.

New Baltimore police received the call around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday from a home in the 36500 block of St. Clair Drive.

A homeowner told police someone had set a large nylon flag on fire while it was mounted to the front of the home.

A neighbor noticed the fire while driving past the home, officials said. He stopped, got out of his car, pulled the burning flag down and extinguished the flames, according to authorities.

Officers used a tracking dog to search for a suspect, but the trail was lost near Mary Ann Lane, police said. Officers believe the suspect might have gotten into a waiting vehicle at that location.

The fire didn’t spread to the house or any neighboring homes, police said.

New Baltimore police continue to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call (586) 725-2182.

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