It was quite the dramatic rescue for a woman and her four grandkids after their home went up in flames on Detroit’s east side.
Someone stands to gain a huge reward for turning in the arsonist who is targeting Detroit’s Heidelberg Project.
Crews thought they extinguished the fire, but were called back to the home a couple of hours later when the fire rekindled.
Spokesman Scott Stinebaugh says fire crews were called out after smoke filled the hotel’s Roast restaurant.
The kids — ages one and four — were left home alone.
Fire crews were called to the War House on Elba Street near Mt. Elliott early Thursday morning. Crews were dousing hot spots as of 7 a.m.
State police have opened a homicide investigation in the death of a metro Detroit firefighter after investigators determined that arson caused the blaze that killed him.
Officials say three times as many fires occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year.
The blaze happened inside the Providence Tower apartments on 9 Mile on the coldest overnight of the year.
An abandoned apartment building has gone up in flames in Detroit — keeping firefighters busy for Saturday afternoon.