Incident Summary:

8/18/2002: Members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) are suspected of setting arson to a home near Frains Lake Road in Washtenaw County, Michigan, in the United States causing about $600,000 in damages. There were no casualties reported in the incident; the home was still in the nearly completed phase of construction.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Near Ann Arbor

Location Details:
at a house near Frains Lake Road in Washtenaw County, MI

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity private residence
Specific Description private residence nearing completion of construction, near Frains Lake Road in Washtenaw County, MI
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage $600,000.00
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Incident occurred around 11:30pm.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Earth Liberation Front (ELF) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Maryanne George, "Investigators Link Militants to Washtenaw County, Mich., House Fires," Detroit Free Press, May 27, 2003.