Fire Burns Three Homes in Detroit

A suspicious fire this morning burned three buildings on the west side of the city of Detroit.

One house was occupied, another was vacant, and the one where the fire started had been recently occupied, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press (

Detroit Fire Arson Chief Charles Simms said the fire is suspicious and investigators haven’t ruled out arson or a broken gas line as the cause. A ruptured gas line continued to spew flames hours after the fire occurred.

Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from spreading to an neighboring home in which a resident uses medical oxygen.

By 7 a.m., flames extended about 10 feet above the debris as crews worked to get the gas turned off. No injuries were reported.



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