Six people escaped a fire that caused major damage to a home on Detroit early Friday, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.
Detroit Fire Department firefighters rescued one victim, a 79-year-old woman, through a first-floor window. The rest of the family who lived in the two-unit, two-story home, including an 11-month-old and 8-year-old, escaped on their own, Arson Unit Investigator Lt. Joseph Crandall told a reporter (http://on.freep.com/utvEns).
Firefighters called the local utility after noticing an illegal electrical hook-up at the home, but that most likely did not spark the fire, Crandall said. The fire began in the living room and extended into the dining room, causing heavy smoke and heat damage throughout the rest of the home.
For more on multiple-rescue scenarios from structural fires, read:
- Escape Overload
- Search in Burning Buildings: Plan for Success
- Residential Search and Rescue Carries and Drags
- The Residential Rescue Sequence