Sources: Detroit Fire Commissioner Don Austin Stepping Down

DETROIT (WWJ) – A shakeup could be coming to the Detroit Fire Department.

Multiple sources tell WWJ City Beat Reporter Vickie Thomas that Fire Commissioner Don Austin is hanging up his firehouse and retiring as early as Tuesday.

Messages left with the city about Austin stepping down have not yet been returned.

Austin was hired in May 2011 to lead the city’s fire department. Born and raised in Motown, Austin spent three decades at the Los Angeles Fire Department before returning to Detroit.

Stay with WWJ and as this story develops.

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