75-year-old man killed in Detroit house fire

Cause of Sunday morning fire unknown


DETROIT – A 75-year-old man was killed in a house fire in Detroit on Sunday.

Officials say at about 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, a home in the area of Grand River Avenue and McTettle Street caught fire. The fire was reportedly spotted by a woman who saw flames while driving by, and then contacted authorities.

A 75-year-old man who was inside the home died from his injuries. It is not believed that anyone else was injured in the fire.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blaze.

The Detroit Fire Department says some people did try to help address the fire, but they’re cautioning residents not to put themselves in harm’s way in a fire scenario.

“Of course we’re thankful, anybody that makes an effort to help our citizens and keep us safe, we’re thankful -- but, keep in mind, we’re trained for this job, we’re built for this job, and we don’t want anyone else to get hurt,” said James Harris, Detroit fire chief. “So, if you see a fire, hear about a fire, you see any smoke, smell any smoke, just call 911 and let us know. We’re coming to do our job.”

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