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Fire at Poncho's Mexican Restaurant ruled arson

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New Baltimore FD responds to Sunday blaze at Poncho's Mexican Restaurant on Green St. (photo credit: myfoxdetroit.com) New Baltimore FD responds to Sunday blaze at Poncho's Mexican Restaurant on Green St. (photo credit: myfoxdetroit.com)
Investigators say firefighters found rear entrance burning when they arrived at Poncho's Sept. 15th (photo credit: myfoxdetroit.com) Investigators say firefighters found rear entrance burning when they arrived at Poncho's Sept. 15th (photo credit: myfoxdetroit.com)

New Baltimore, Mich. (WJBK) -- Investigators say the fire that destroyed Poncho's Mexican Restaurant was set intentionally. The flames spread quickly Sunday morning, causing serious damage to the building.

The New Baltimore Fire Department was able to extinguish the flames quickly, with the help of several area departments. Investigators say the fire did not start in the kitchen area. When emergency crews first arrived at 37029 Green St., the rear entryway was on fire. Fortunately no one was hurt.

Anyone with information about who may be responsible for this fire is asked to call New Baltimore Police at 586-725-2181. You can also leave an anonymous tip on the CRIMESTOPPERS hotline by calling 866-946-1097.

Watch Maurielle Lue's report on the fire here.

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