Serial arsonist set house fire that led to firefighter’s dramatic rescue in Detroit, officials say
Eight Detroit firefighters were hospitalized after the collapse of the vacant building seen in the video player above. One of them was trapped under the rubble for two hours as his fellow first responders worked to free him.
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.
2 found dead after massive fire rips through home on Detroits west side
DETROIT Firefighters are investigating after two people were found dead in a home that was ravaged by a massive fire on Detroits west side. They got inside the building, and in doing their search, they found two victims in the front room, Detroit fire Capt. READ: Shooter returns to Detroit crime scene firing shots at officers before fleeing againOfficials said they found food and medicine inside the house. It went into the second floor, and then, of course, it ended up burning into the roof area, Fornell said. Tremendous amount of heat coming out.Investigators dont believe the second floor was occupied.
Womans body found in trunk of burning car on Detroits west side, police say
DETROIT A womans body was found Tuesday in the trunk of a burning car on Detroits west side, police said. Detroit firefighters were called around 7:30 a.m. to the area of Woodmont Avenue and Ellis Street, according to authorities. They found a silver four-door Saturn that had been set on fire, officials said. Firefighters said they found a body in the car, so police were called to the scene. Officers said the woman was in the trunk.
Detroit authorities honor female officers, firefighters, EMS workers
DETROIT Every year, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation holds an event to honor female first responders. This year, the event was forced outside at the last minute, but authorities still found a way to honor 10 police officers, firefighters and EMS workers who are now public role models. Detroit police Chief James Craig was quick to point out the number of women in the department, especially those who have climbed the ladder. Between the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Fire Department, there were 10 nominees for Officer and Fire Department Woman of the Year. While some of the other nominees said winning would be nice, their message of female empowerment was more important.
Detroit firefighters respond to several overnight incidents
DETROIT Detroit firefighters responded to several overnight calls after the Fourth of July. Videos of the fires were obtained by the Detroit Fire Incidents Page on Facebook. The videos show six different scenes that took place within hours. It is uncertain whether any of the incidents are connected to fireworks. Read more headlines: Detroit news
Disgruntled Detroit homeowner sues firefighters for taking viral photo in front of his burning home
DETROIT Local 4 spoke exclusively to a Detroit homeowner who is suing firefighters for taking a viral photo in front of his burning home on New Years Eve. When Detroit firefighters took a photo in front of Deonte Higginbothams burning house, it went viral. Higginbothams attorney, Steve Haney, told Local 4 that talks with the department and city officials have gone nowhere. On Tuesday, Higginbotham and Haney filed a negligence lawsuit against the city, the Detroit Fire Department and all the firefighters in the photo. Its a really horrible look for the city of Detroit, Haney 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.
Detroit firefighters help rescue injured dog tied to wires, chain, belt
DETROIT - Detroit firefighters helped rescue an injured dog who was tied to wires, a chain and a belt. Officials with Detroit Dog Rescue said they rescued the dog around 7 a.m. Thursday after firefighters at Engine House No. "We're seeing so many neglect cases and really need some help," Detroit Dog Rescue posted on Facebook. Click here to donate to Detroit Dog Rescue. (WDIV)The chain removed from a dog who was rescued by Detroit Firefighters on Aug. 1, 2019.