Firefighter Injured in Early Morning Fire

Reported by Angela Atalla
Detroit, MI - A Detroit firefighter was injured when a wall fell on top of him during an early morning house fire.
A Detroit firefighter is in serious condition after a wall collapsed right on top of him during an early morning fire.

An official at Detroit Fire Department headquarters says that investigators are at the scene in southwest Detroit, combing for clues to find out what caused this fire. Action News was also informed that investigators are looking into the possibility this was arson.

The fire happened early Monday morning near the intersection of West Vernor and Clark at a house that may have been vacant.

As firefighters were battling the flames, a wall fell outwardly, injuring a firefighter. That firefighter is in serious condition at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Reports are that he has back, neck, leg and ankle injuries. They are still trying to figure out exactly what time this fire started, what caused this fire, and if the burning building was indeed vacant.

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Structure Collapses In Building Fire

Investigators Say Cause Most Likely Arson

December 9, 2002

DETROIT, MI-- An early morning fire destroyed a southwest Detroit building and sent a firefighter to a hospital.

Firefighters were called to the scene of the fire at a building on Vernor and Clark streets around 3:30 a.m. While crews were fighting the blaze, the front of the building collapsed onto a firefighter, Local 4 reported. He was reportedly sent to Detroit Receiving Hospital with head, neck and back injuries. His injuries are serious, but not life-threatening, the station learned. The building was completely destroyed. Investigators said that the fire was most likely intentionally set.