Investigators say arson caused fire that destroyed Atlas Feed and Grain in Clinton

by Lisa Allmendinger | The Ann Arbor News

Wednesday March 18, 2009, 1:13 PM

Arson has been ruled the cause of a fire that destroyed the 163-year-old Atlas Feed and Grain building on West Franklin Street in Clinton March 12.
Michigan State Police dog determined that an accelerant was present inside the building, said a press release issued by Clinton Police Chief Michael Randolph. Samples were taken to determine the accelerant type. Those results are pending.
Randolph said anyone with information about the fire should call the Clinton Police Department at 517-456-4511 or the Michigan State Police arson tip line at 800- 44-ARSON.
The tip line offers a reward of up to $5,000 to anyone giving information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those involved.
The mill has been closed since 2007 and is owned by Fidelity Bank in
Dearborn, said Clinton Fire Chief Dennis Keezer.
About 70 firefighters from six area fire departments fought the blaze.