Several Injured In West Side House Explosion
Detroit’s West Side: Detroit Fire’s 4th Battalion were dispatched to a dwelling fire/house explosion on the 14400 block of Evergreen at around 7:22 PM Saturday night.
Initial reports indicated the house had exploded and there were civilian casualties on the scene with 2 unaccounted for. Once on scene, Battalion Chief 4 notified Central Dispatch that all of the civilians had escaped the flames and everyone was accounted for.
Detroit Fire’s Engine 57 was the first company to arrive and reported a partially collapsed dwelling. Engine 57 reported they were going into a defensive posture due to the explosion and condition of the structure.
Detroit EMS dispatched DEMS Medic 22 to the scene, soon followed by DEMS Medic 7, DEMS Medic 2, DEMS Medic 5 and Superior Medic 47. DEMS supervisor 1105
Battalion Chief 4 also requested MichCon to the scene due to a gas leak on the fire scene. A Fire marshal also responded as well as the city due to the unsafe condition of the dwelling.
Injuries are all over the place at the time of this writing, reports indicate 6 people were injured in the blaze, with injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to 2nd-3rd degree burns. All injured civilians were conveyed to Detroit Receiving Hospital.
Battalion Chief 4 reported the fire was out at 8:40PM and the disposition was being left to the officer of Ladder Truck 26.
Companies on Scene:
Engines 57, 54, 53 Ladder Truck 26, Squad 1 and Battalion Chief 4.
DEMS Medics 22, 2, 5 & Superior Medic 47.
Reports also indicate tsome dogs were rescued and “pulled from the rubble” following the explosion by members of the DPD, DFD, BATFE and DTE. The dog(s) were then cared for by members of The Detroit Pit Crew Rescue.