Cause of fire that injured firefighter at former Phoenix Academy in Detroit under investigation

Firefighter treated for smoke inhalation

DETROIT – Officials said a firefighter was injured while battling a fire at an abandoned school in Detroit.

Firefighters were called to the fire at the former Phoenix Academy around 6 p.m. Thursday.

One firefighter was taken to a hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. He is in critical condition but expected to be OK.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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