- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - Investigators have determined someone purposely set a fire that killed a woman squatting in a vacant Muskegon Heights home.

A police officer discovered the house, which had been abandoned and boarded up, was on fire around 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. Heavy smoke was reported at the scene by the time firefighters arrived.

Jennifer Gillis was rescued from the home and taken to a hospital, where she later died.

Muskegon Heights Fire Chief Christopher Dean said Wednesday that Michigan State Police investigators have ruled the fire was a result of arson. WOOD-TV (https://bit.ly/1BKvZsa ) reports he didn’t comment on what caused the blaze.

An investigation is ongoing.

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Information from: WOOD-TV, https://www.woodtv.com

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