Detroit firefighter, 3 residents injured at second-alarm apartment blaze

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By Steve Neavling
Motor City Muckraker

A Detroit firefighter and at least there residents were rushed¬†to the hospital after sustaining injuries during a blaze at an occupied apartment building on the city’s northwest side early this morning.

The second-alarm blaze broke out shortly after 2 a.m. in a two-story apartment building on Telegraph Road just north of 7 Mile.

A firefighter injured his shoulder, while three residents were rushed to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The residents were an 82-year-old man, 88-year-old woman and 52-year-old woman.

It wasn’t immediately clear how extensive the injuries were.

The fire is under investigation, and authorities are trying to determine whether a burning cigarette was the cause.

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.

  • Donald E. Hodge

    I heard this go down this morning on the scanner. Not good. I know that area real well. There is only one fire station near the fire location. Trinity and Grand river. Engine 54 and Ladder 26. This could have ended so much worse Steve. Do we really need a body count for the city before they put another fire house on that side of town? I wonder if Klan Killer worked that fire and maybe can shed a little light on how bad it was.