2 people killed, 1 injured in arson fire on Detroit’s east side


Detroit firefighters found the bodies of a man and woman in their east side home early this morning after it appears someone through an unknown accelerant through the first-floor window.

Firefighters were called to a burning house at Hoyt and Manning at 2:21 a.m.

“We have a report of civilians possibly trapped in the dwelling,” a¬†dispatchers warned.

Firefighters also found an injured person who was rushed to the hospital in serious condition shortly after they arrived at 2:25 a.m.

At least 32 people have died in fires so far this year.

Police were called to the house Sunday night for an altercation.

The bodies were found upstairs at 2:23 a.m. and were removed on stretchers by EMS workers.

The victims were in their 20s, fire officials said.

Firefighters also called for police because of an “irate citizen.”

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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