Fatal Fire On Detroit’s West Side
Detroit’s West Side: Detroit Fire’s 4th Battalion battled an occupied dwelling fire in the 14800 block of St Marys early Friday morning. An 83 year old male died in the blaze.
Detroit Fire’s 4th Battalion was dispatched to the scene at around 230AM Friday morning. Ladder Truck 25, the first company to make the scene, notified Central Dispatch that the 2nd story of a 2 story dwelling was on fire.
Detroit Fire’s Ladder 25 found the deceased in an upstairs bedroom, identified at the time as a Code 7, deceased.
Officials believe the fire’s origin may have stemmed from careless smoking. Reports also indicate the victim was on oxygen. No one else was injured in the fire.
Battalion Chief 4 also requested Arson to make the fire scene.
Detroit Fire 4th Battalion Companies:
Engines 53 54 59 Ladder Truck 25 Squad 1 and Battalion Chief 4.
Detroit EMS were also on scene in a standby capacity.