5 Detroit firefighters hospitalized after house collapses
Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said three of the firefighters were inside the house when its upper level caved in
By Justine Lofton
MLive.com, Walker, Mich.
DETROIT — Five Detroit firefighters are in the hospital after suffering injuries at a house fire on Thursday, Oct. 3, The Associated Press reports.
The house, which is in the area of Whittaker and Mullane Street in southwest Detroit, is believed to have been vacant, according to a report by Detroit Fox 2.
BREAKING: ACTIVE scene at Whittaker & Mullane. Firefighters on scene of collapsed home. Possible Inuries. NUMEROUS crews and police on scene. Large crowd gathered outside. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/ISfwXfkfkN— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) October 3, 2019
Three of the firefighters were inside the house when its upper level caved in, said Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell. At least two others were affected by smoke inhalation and are being treated.
It is unclear how serious the injuries are but everyone who was in the house when it collapsed was able to escape, Fornell told The AP.
The fire continued to burn after the collapse, Fox 2 reports.
The Detroit Fire Department is putting out the last gasps of a fire near the corner of Whittaker and Mullane in the city’s southwest pic.twitter.com/io0zl8sTKx— Evan James Carter (@EvanJamesCarter) October 3, 2019
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