One man is dead and another four people were injured in two separate house fires in Detroit on Monday morning.
An elderly man was killed and his wife injured when a fire broke out near the attic in their west-side home on the 11000 block of Yellowstone.
“There are reports of elderly people still in the house,” a firefighter radioed to dispatchers at 8:40 a.m.
Firefighters made an interior attack but couldn’t save the man in time. His wife was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. An arson squad was on the scene, which is standard for fatal fires.
Another three people were injured from smoke inhalation at 12:45 a.m. when a fire tore through their east-side house on the 5000 block of Seneca. That fire was considered suspicious.
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.