DETROIT (WXYZ) — Five Detroit firefighters were hurt after a house collapsed during a fire in southwest Detroit on Thursday afternoon.
Investigators are now calling the fire suspicious and asking for witnesses to step forward.
According to a spokesperson for the fire department received a call to the house around 1:50 p.m. near Whittaker and Mullane. That's near Vernor Highway and Springwells.
BREAKING: ACTIVE scene at Whittaker & Mullane. Firefighters on scene of collapsed home. Possible Inuries. NUMEROUS crews and police on scene. Large crowd gathered outside. @wxyzdetroit pic.twitter.com/ISfwXfkfkN— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) October 3, 2019
All three were taken to the hospital, and at least one of them suffered burns. According to police, one firefighter was admitted to the burn unit, one was treated for a leg fracture and released. All other firefighters were released and are off-duty.
We're told two other firefighters were later transported to the hospital.
BREAKING: Heavy rescue crews still on fire scene at Mullane & Whittaker where home collapsed after catching fire. 3 firefighters REMAIN hospitalized with various inuries. 2 MORE now being transported. All were conscious as they left the scene. @wxyzdetroit #4PM #5PM pic.twitter.com/zNByccnPn9— Simon Shaykhet WXYZ (@simonshaykhet) October 3, 2019