CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Man, Elderly Woman Hospitalized After ‘Suspicious’ Fire

View Comments
Firefighters investigate a "suspicious" house fire on Detroit's east side. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Firefighters investigate a “suspicious” house fire on Detroit’s east side. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) - Detroit firefighters say a house fire that sent two people to the hospital might have been deliberately set.

The fire took off early Wednesday morning at a large brick home on East Grand Boulevard, between Mack and Gratiot avenues on the city’s east side.

Battalion Chief John Slavik told WWJ’s Mike Campbell when firefighters arrived on the scene, a man came running out of the home with burns to his face and hands. That man was taken to the hospital, along with an elderly female neighbor who complained about breathing problems.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but Slavik said something just didn’t smell right about this fire.

“There was an odor of gasoline on the front porch so, we’re going to make it suspicious and do an investigation,” he said.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest.

 

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus