When firefighters arrived, a vacant house was engulfed in flames on a block tightly packed with houses in southwest Detroit this weekend.
By the time firefighters arrived, flames were tearing through the windows of a second-floor bedroom on Detroit’s west side.
In the past 48 hours, fires burned 19 houses, six commercial buildings and two apartments.
On the day that Mayor Mike Duggan’s administration disputed our 18-month investigation into the city’s dangerously defective fire engines and ladder trucks, at least four rigs broke down.
Less than a day before hitting the streets for the first time, Detroit’s fire engine was taken out of service and sent to the repair shop.
A fire broke out inside a vacant party store in southwest Detroit this afternoon and came dangerously close to spreading to an active fire station next door.
The Detroit Dog Park was the culmination of three years of painstaking work to find an ideal location and to clear bureaucratic hurdles.
Firefighters declared a level 2 hazmat situation after a 400-gallon tank of diesel ruptured inside the building at 4:20 a.m.
The teen was shot in a crowded area of Vernor near Ferdinand at about 1 p.m. as revelers scattered or looked on in horror.
For just $200, some Detroiters can buy neighboring vacant lots and receive help sprucing up the property.