Warren police officers treated for smoke inhalation after arresting man who refused to leave porch as his home burned

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WARREN (WWJ) – A man is in police custody after refusing to leave his porch as his Warren home was burning Wednesday morning.

Warren police officials tell WWJ the fire broke out late Wednesday morning in the attic of the man’s single-story ranch on Austin Drive, just off 13 Mile Road between Dequindre and Ryan Roads.

When firefighters showed up, the man was on the porch and refusing to leave. After continuing to disobey firefighters’ orders to leave as they were battling the fire, he became very uncooperative, according to police.

Warren police officers were called to the scene and he was eventually arrested. The man’s name and age have not been released.

Authorities say five police officers were treated for smoke inhalation. Their conditions were not disclosed.

The fire was eventually put out after the man was taken away. The extent of the damage to the home was not disclosed.

Authorities have obtained a search warrant and an arson investigation is underway.

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