Dozens of cars ablaze as massive fire rips through Detroit junkyard
A fire at Big Sam's Auto Parks on Detroit's west side on March 4, 2021. DETROIT – Dozens of burning cars are sending plumes of smoke into the air as a massive fire rips through a junkyard on Detroit’s west side. Detroit firefighters have declared a “hazmat level 1″ situation due to hazardous materials inside those vehicles, officials said. The hazmat level 1 situation was declared because of the possible dangerous chemical situation. Trains have been stopped from passing on the nearby railroad tracks because the fire is spreading near those tracks, officials said.
Detroit grocery store destroyed in large fire on city’s east side
DETROIT – A large fire destroyed an important part of a Detroit neighborhood. Harper Food Center, located near the intersection of Harper Avenue and Newport Street, was completely destroyed in a fire Saturday night. Large flames and heavy smoke poured out of the only full-service grocery store in the community. A neighborhood grocery store is nothing -- reduced to nothing.”AdThe loss of Harper Food Center is hard to underestimate. Detroit has long struggled with access to full-scale grocery store access.
Crews battle grocery store fire on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Fire crews battled a large fire at a Detroit grocery store Saturday night. Dramatic video captured the fire at the Harper Food Center, located near the intersection of Harper Avenue and Newport Street. UPDATE: Detroit grocery store a total loss after massive fireRead: More Detroit News
Fire on Detroit’s east side kills 1, injures 4
DETROIT – A fire at a group home on Detroit’s east side killed one man and injured four others Friday morning. It happened on Burns Avenue, near I-94 and Van Dyke Avenue. The group home was significantly damaged and the building might be a total loss. The other four men were rushed to a hospital to be treated for burns and smoke inhalation. AdWindows blown out due to the intense heat with damages extending around to the front and porch of the home.
Detroit apartment fire that injured 3 likely caused by stoves used for heat
DETROIT – Investigators with the Detroit Fire Department believe residents’ stoves that were being used for heat could be to blame for an apartment fire on Detroit’s east side. READ: Stove left on to heat apartment believed to be cause of Detroit fireAdHill said the heat inside their apartments has not working correctly and it’s been that way for a while. Fire crews said someone used their stove to stay warm during the night. “We’re using the stove to produce heat to warm the apartments up to a comfortable level because it’s cold,” Hill said. “I do know Local 4 did try to get in connection with the management company,” said Hall.
Stove left on to heat apartment believed to be cause of Detroit fire
DETROIT – An early morning fire in an east side apartment complex may have been caused by residents using stoves to heat their apartments, according to the Detroit Fire Department. The fire department was called to the complex on Seven Mile Road, between Hoover Street and Outer Drive at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. ORIGINAL STORY: Residents using stoves for heat likely cause of apartment building fire on Detroit’s east sideAdResidents of the apartment complex said the fire would not have happened if the heat was working properly. Mohamed said his niece lives in the apartment that caught fire and she, her nearly 3-year-old daughter and boyfriend were inside. “The heat has been working ineffectively,” said one resident.
Fire damages apartment building on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – A fire damaged a small apartment building on Detroit’s east side Saturday night. The fire broke out on Pelkey Street, near Gratiot Avenue and Schoenherr Street. According to authorities, all residents -- children, adults and a dog -- made it out safely. The cause of the fire is unknown. The investigation is ongoing.
Fire at apartment on Detroit’s east side hospitalizes multiple senior citizens
DETROIT – Eight senior citizens were sent to the hospital, three in critical condition due to a fire Sunday at the 16-story Parkview Place Apartment building. Thankfully, he was in the right place at the right time. He’s an elder so I do really hope he’s OK,” Lamont said. While two others are in critical condition for smoke inhalation, five more residents were taken in for treatment as a precautionary measure. Some of them aren’t gonna be able to go home tonight,” Lamont concluded.
Detroit teachers step up to help student who lost everything in house fire
DETROIT – Tanya Eppinger and her family lived inside their home on Detroit’s east side for years, but recently everything changed. “The smoke started coming outside. “I have five kids in the house, and I was trying to get everyone out.”Eppinger said in just minutes, fire and smoke filled the inside of her home. And with this going on, we’re just trying to making everything come back together for the kids,” Eppinger said. A GoFundMe has been set up by Tanya Eppinger.
Detroit firefighters pull woman, young boy from house fire on Clayburn Street
DETROIT – Detroit firefighters pulled a 20-year-old woman and a young boy from a burning home Tuesday afternoon in the 7400 block of Clayburn Street. The woman and child, who is believed to be either 4 or 5 years old, suffered burns and smoke inhalation. The woman was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital with burns over 50 percent of her body and suffering from smoke inhalation. The boy was taken to Children’s Hospital with burns, also suffering from smoke inhalation. According to the Detroit Fire Department, firefighters pulled them from the house right when they arrived about noon Tuesday.
Authorities investigate house fire on Detroit’s east side
DETROIT – Fire crews battled a house fire on Detroit’s east side Friday morning. It happened at about 6 a.m. near the intersection of Somerset Avenue and Haverhill Street, just west of I-94. Officials with the Detroit Fire Department said everyone was able to get out safely and no injuries were reported. The investigation into how the fire started is ongoing. MORE: Detroit news
VIDEO: Detroit police seek man in arson case that killed several dogs on city’s east side
DETROIT – Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with an arson that occurred Sept. 29 on Detroit’s east side. Police said the man used a hammer to break a window, set the house on fire and left. Video of the man breaking into the house can be seen below. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Detroit Police Department’s Arson Section at 313-596-2940 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up. More: Detroit crime news
Medical examiner: 2 found dead in Detroit house fire suffered gunshot wounds
DETROIT An unfolding investigation of a Detroit house fire that occurred Monday has revealed that the bodies of two individuals found in fire debris actually died from gunshot wounds. They got inside the building, and in doing their search, they found two victims in the front room, Detroit fire Capt. Investigators did not initially believe the cause of the fire was suspicious in nature and that the individuals died from the fire. However, a medical examiner determined Wednesday that the two burned individuals actually died from gunshot wounds, not the fire. Detroit police are now investigating the incident as a homicide, and the cause of the fire as suspicious, officials said.
2 bodies burnt beyond recognition in Detroit house fire, officials say
DETROIT Officials are investigating a Detroit house fire that reportedly killed two people on Monday morning. The Detroit Fire Department says a house fire occurred at about 6:30 a.m. at 3791 Pingree Street. The bodies of two residents were reportedly found burnt beyond recognition on the first floor. Investigating officials say they do not have reason to believe there is any suspicious activity related to the incident. Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit as we share updates on this developing story.
9-year-old girl killed in house fire on Detroit’s west side
DETROIT – A 9-year-old girl died early Tuesday morning in a house fire on Detroit’s west side. READ: 9-year-old girl dies in fire on Detroit’s west side; siblings rescuedFlames were seen shooting out of the front of the building at around 3 a.m. A mother and father were inside and when they discovered the fire they worked to get the children out safely. The father went to the back of the house and broke windows with his bare hands. “The fire was basically confined to the living room and then to the little dining room off the side. Of course there is heavy smoke damage throughout the entire house,” Fornell said.
Three people killed in fire on Detroits east side
DETROIT Three people have been killed in an early Thursday morning fire on Detroits east side. The fire happened at a home on Helen and 7 Mile roads. No ages or genders of the victims have been released. Investigators are trying to determine a cause of the fire. Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit for updates.
Detroit house fire being investigated as potential homicide after 3 bodies found inside
DETROIT Police took two men in for questioning Thursday after the bodies of three men and an unidentified pet were found in a burned house on Detroits east side. ORIGINAL STORY: 3 men found dead in house fire on Helen Street in Detroit; 2 arrestedPolice said they are investigating the incident as a potential homicide and are unsure if the men inside died before the fire started. Police said the fire could have started in the living room and could have been an arson to cover up the cause of death of the men inside. Deputy Commissioner David Fornell of the Detroit fire department said the bodies inside were so badly burned that they couldnt be recognized, but neighbors believe the man -- known by most as Greedy -- whos lived there for seven years was inside. He was a real good guy, a real good guy, said neighbor Gilbert Rodriguez.
3 bodies found inside Detroit home after explosion, 2 taken into custody
DETROIT Police are questioning two men about a house fire early Wednesday morning on Detroits east side. Neighbors were startled out of their sleep to the sounds of a house explosion. Police say the suspects were arrested on unrelated warrants but theyre still being questioned. Neighbors claim to have heard gunshots before the explosion and saw a person fleeing the scene after the explosion. Police said the next step is identifying the bodies and finding out how they died before they can potentially press charges on the men taken into custody.