Family’s Detroit home destroyed in fire intentionally set next door
DETROIT – When a fire broke out early Friday morning on Lane Street in southwest Detroit, neighbors weren’t initially worried because it was a vacant house. But the fire then spread quickly to the trees and the house next door where a mother and her children lived. Cavin ran across the street to get Elic Lopez and her three kids out of the house. Lopez, who does not speak English, explained through an interpreter that getting the kids to safety was her only concern. Other donations -- clothes and personal items -- can be dropped off or mailed to 2501 Pearl Street, Detroit, MI 48209.
Young children rescued from Detroit house fire thanks to neighbors diligence
DETROIT A woman heard smoke alarms going off in her neighbors home on Elmdale Street in Detroit on Saturday night. I discovered there was smoke coming out of the window, and I was bamming on the window, yelling, the neighbor said. Detroit firefighters arrived right away thanks to the neighbors quick action. Detroit police made contact with the grandmother and mother to find out why they were not at home when the fire broke out. Arson investigators with the Detroit Fire Department are trying to pinpoint how the fire started.