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Reward Offered for Information on Multiple Business Fire

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A Michigan State Police fire investigator has confirmed that the Byron fire was intentionally set early Monday morning. Investigators are now offering up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who started it.

It's unclear if the businesses will rebuild. The restaurant, two other businesses and apartments above are blocked off by an orange fence.

Neighborhood Kids Resale owner Melissa Parker says she's thankful for firefighters saving her business and is hopefull she'll recover. Parker says she's hoping to open her doors within the next few weeks.

"Janelle's will be a huge loss, because before all of this even happened, all of us business owners say not only did Janelle's help support the community, but people come to eat and then they shop at my store. They come to eat and they go to fairway. They come to eat and they get gas. Without Janelle's, it's going to be hard on the community for sure," said Parker.

Officials say it sparked in the empty apartment above Janelle's family restaurant.

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