Michigan

Man charged in Detroit fire that killed 5, injured 4

  • A Detroit Fire Department investigator stands on the second floor after a deadly fire at an apartment complex Wednesday, March 8, 2016, in Detroit. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

    A Detroit Fire Department investigator stands on the second floor after a deadly fire at an apartment complex Wednesday, March 8, 2016, in Detroit. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Detroit Fire Department investigator stands on the second floor after a deadly fire at an apartment complex Wednesday, March 8, 2016, in Detroit. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

    A Detroit Fire Department investigator stands on the second floor after a deadly fire at an apartment complex Wednesday, March 8, 2016, in Detroit. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A 55-year-old man has been charged with setting a fire that killed five people and injured four others in an apartment building where he lived on Detroit's east side.

The Wayne County prosecutor's office says Henry Jackson is expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon on five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of first-degree arson.

Police have said the fire followed an argument.

Five men were killed Wednesday afternoon. Four of the bodies were found on the second floor.

Fire officials said wind gusts up to 60 mph made it difficult to battle the blaze.

A resident has said the two-story brick building held eight apartments, most occupied by one or two male adults being treated for substance abuse or mental health issues.