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House Engulfed In Flames After Car Crash On Detroit’s East Side

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Firefighters battle overwhelming flames after a car crashed into a home on Detroit's east side. (Credit: Matthew Gregoire)

Firefighters battle overwhelming flames after a car crashed into a home on Detroit’s east side. (Credit: Matthew Gregoire)

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DETROIT (WWJ) - A home on Detroit’s east side burst into flames after a car careened out of control and crashed through one of its brick walls.

The incident happened Saturday morning at a home in the 15000 block of Cedargrove, between Queen and Hayes streets.

The Detroit Fire Department dispatch took a 911 call shortly before 4 a.m. about a car accident. The caller reportedly said a car ignited in flames and then drove into a occupied home. When firefighters arrived on the scene, the car was completely engulfed in flames, which were spreading quickly through the house.

According to reports, the man driving the grey four-door sedan lost control of his vehicle after he was shot.

Robert Fox, a driver with Troy’s Towing, said he was called to the scene to remove the car, which was over a gas line.

“When I got there, the car was just into the wall and I had to pull it out of the house,” he said. “Just in case the car would start fire again, they asked me to pull the car off the gas line and that’s what I did,” he said.

Fox said everything on the scene is a total loss, including the home.

“That car was just burned up. There was just nothing there, everything was burned,” he said. “Everything just looked like a shell.”

Fox said the driver and possibly one person inside the home were rushed to an area hospital.

An investigation is ongoing.

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