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Inkster barbershop back in business years after strip mall fire

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INKSTER, Mich. – In 2019, a man destroyed five businesses in Inkster when he used jugs of gasoline to start a fire at a strip mall.

While that case has gone through the legal process, many of the businesses impacted by the arson were never able to recover.

Darrell Johnson owns the Fadeaway Barber & Beauty Salon and is relieved to be back in business after the fire.

“When it happened, it was tragic and I was broken up. I knew it wasn’t targeted towards me as for as my business. But, man it seems like it was just an idiotic situation,” Johnson said.

Surveillance video from Feb. 3, 2019 showed Nicholas Diedo allegedly using gallons of gasoline to ignite flames that engulfed multiple businesses. Police said Diedo was a serial arsonist who had a history of racially-motivated crimes against minority communities. Diedo is currently on probation.

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Johnson was able to rebuild his barbershop just feet away from the old location, this time…

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