DETROIT (WWJ) – When firefighters responded to the burning home on Otis street — the only entrance to the house was blocked by flames.
A family of six was injured when their home was firebombed in southwest Detroit — fire and rescue breaking out a front window to extract the occupants.
The fire happened shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday on Otis Street in the Michigan and Livernois area of Detroit.
Three adults and three children were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and burns.
Authorities tell WWJ that two young boys, ages 4 and 6, have 2nd-degree burns to their face and arms as well as issues of smoke inhalation.
Today is the 6-year-old’s birthday.
Two other male teens, 16 and 18, as well as a 41-year-old woman and a 47-year-old man suffered burns to their face and hands and smoke inhalation.
An arson investigation is underway with a fire dog on the scene to identify any flammable liquid.
A $5000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the fire.