Deadly fire rips through camper parked inside white picket fence in Detroit

Firefighters found a body inside this camper late Wednesday night.
Firefighters found a body inside this camper late Wednesday night. Via Google Maps.

A baby blue camper parked inside a white picket fence on Detroit’s east side was engulfed in flames late Wednesday night, killing one occupant. Buy levaquin 500mg

Firefighters found a body inside the burning camper at 10:15 p.m. on the 900o block of Edgewood, just northwest of I-94 and Gratiot, on land that belongs to the city of Detroit, according to the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office.

Since at least 2007, the camper has served as a permanent home for a man who has meticulously maintained the yard and several gardens. Buy nexium 20mg

For reasons that aren’t yet clear, dispatchers sent just one fire rig to the scene. The city usually sends between two and five rigs to suspected fires, especially when there is a fear that someone is inside.

Firefighters from Engine 46 found the body about 12 minutes after arriving. Buy plavix 75mg

We are awaiting a response from the Fire Department and dispatch center.

This story is part of our yearlong project to document every fire in Detroit as rigs break down at alarming rates and arsonists continue to decimate neighborhoods.

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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.