Detroit fire fighter injured battling suspicious blaze at building owned by Henry Ford Hospital

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A fire fighter has been hurt responding to a building owned by Henry Ford Hospital as it went up in flames.

Now Arson investigators are working to find out if someone set the fire on purpose.

It didn’t take Detroit Firefighters long to get to the fire at Ferry Park and Sterling on Detroit’s west side.

But the quick response - didn’t mean an easy job.

The building was actually secured. The made it hard for firefighters to get in. By the time they did the fire had spread and then the floor collapsed.

One fire fighter found out when he took a step in the dark, debris filled building and found out nothing was there. His leg was injured in the fall.

Chief Gene Biondo with the Detroit Fire Department says he wanted the fire fighter checked out, even though he said he was okay.

Chief Biondo sent the firefighter to the hospital.

The fire that injured him is being called suspicious. It appeared to be burning in multiple spots in the unoccupied building.

The hospital already had plans to tear it down and redevelop the land.

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