Family Escapes Burning Home In Southwest Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – A family with two teenagers, a young child and a baby had a close call after their home went up in flames in southwest Detroit.

The fire broke out early Friday morning at a two-story brick home on Cecil Avenue, between McGraw Street and I-94.

Firefighters responded to the scene and quickly contained the fire. Crews saved a neighboring home that was occupied, as well as a vacant home that received minor damage.

Six people inside the home were able to escape without injury.

Robert Snyder said everyone was sound asleep — including his 6-month-old and 15-year-old daughters, 5-year-old son and a 17-year-old family friend, when his wife Heather noticed the fire.

“My wife came and woke me up and said there was a fire and I ran out the front door. As soon as I ran out the front door the flames came in my house,” Snyder told WWJ’s Mike Campbell. “The only thing I saved was my daughter’s diapers, one can of formula and her pack ‘n play.”

Officials say the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Heather and Robert Snyder, along with their 6-month old baby, escaped an early morning fire at their home. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ  Newsradio 950)

Heather and Robert Snyder, along with their 6-month old baby, escaped an early morning fire at their home. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

 

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