Firefighter injured after week-long fire causes factory to collapse

Week-long fire reignites this afternoon. Photo by Graham Davis.
Week-long fire reignites this afternoon. Photo by Graham Davis.

A large factory in Detroit that has been burning for seven days broke out in large flames again today, injuring one firefighter when part of the building collapsed on him shortly after 4:30 p.m.

The fire was then elevated to a second-alarm, which means two extra engines, a squad and ladder truck were called to help battle the stubborn blaze at the former Fisher Body Plant No. 10 at 1600 Farnsworth near I-75 and E. Warren.

Large plumes of black smoke rose from the factory again today after the fire simmered down for two days.

Firefighters originally called for paramedics to tend to several injured firefighters, but only one was injured seriously enough to be taken to the hospital.

Click here for videos and photos of the fire.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.

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