2 Alarm Fire Near State Fairgrounds
Detroit firefighters were battling a two-alarm fire near the State Fairgrounds Wednesday morning.
As of 7:30 a.m., the flames were still way above the roof line of the fire that took off about 4:30 this morning. The one-story, block-long warehouse at Charleston and Adelaide contains recyclables.
“It started on the north side of the building … and has extended across. We tried to stop it here; it jumped the wall. We’re hoping to keep it out of this third building, but … we’re making progress with it,” Beeta said.
Employees of an adjoining steel business, hoping the fire can be doused before it reaches their part of the building, say someone had started a fire at the north end of the warehouse to keep warm.
No injuries are reported.
Photos: WWJ’s Ron Dewey