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3 firefighters hurt in Detroit stairway collapse

Firefighters were on stairs when it collapsed, but none suffered life-threatening injuries

By Tammy Stables Battaglia
The Detroit Free Press

DETROIT — Three Detroit firefighters suffered bumps and bruises when a stairway collapsed during a blaze at an occupied apartment building near the Davison and Lodge freeways.

The fire broke out in a second-floor, rear apartment of the building at Lasalle and Waverly at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Detroit Fire Arson Unit Captain Patrick McNulty said. The firefighters were on the stairs when it collapsed, but none suffered life-threatening injuries, he added.

Resident Yalonda Beasley, 37, said she just dropped her two boys, ages 10 and 12, off at school and her husband just left for work when the fire broke out.

"He left, I left, 15 minutes later we got a phone call from a neighbor that the building was on fire," Beasley said.

Full story: 3 Detroit firefighters injured in apartment building blaze

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