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Arson Task Force on the Scene of Fatal Early-Morning Condominium Fire

School has been cancelled at nearby Meridian Elementary School due to the size and nature of a fire that claimed the life of an 86-year-old female resident.

Fire broke out about 4:53 a.m. Wednesday at a Grosse Ile condominium. An 86-year-old woman died in the blaze and arson investigators are on the scene. (Patch file photo)
Fire broke out about 4:53 a.m. Wednesday at a Grosse Ile condominium. An 86-year-old woman died in the blaze and arson investigators are on the scene. (Patch file photo)

Arson investigators are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that claimed the life of an 86-year-old Grosse Ile woman.

Her name has not been released pending the notification of relatives, the Detroit Free Press said.

Fire erupted t the multi-unit condominium in the 26200 block of James Drive about 4:53 a.m. Thursday.

The building is located north of Meridian Elementary School, where classes have been cancelled today because of the size and nature of the fire.

The Free Press, citing a press release from the Grosse Ile Fire Department, said an arson task force that includes firefighters from Downriver departments, is investigating.

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