Investigation continues into Eastern Market fire, competitors help businessman

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2019-04-12 20:46:43-04

Detroit fire officials are still investigating the cause of a fire from Saturday morning at a business in the Eastern Market. 

Damage was confined to the second floor of the Complete Food Service at the corner of Orleans and Division.

Steve Polasek has been in business here for 27 years and says, “Detroit Fire did a great job” keeping the damage to a minimum. 

He also says 3 of their guys walked him through the building to make sure it remained safe. He’s also providing investigators surveillance video.

Polasek and his crew have spend the weekend cleaning up, also using exhaust fans and air purifiers. 

He also says his fierce competitors became his best friends helping him with storage and cooler space as needed.

Complete Food Service and his business next door JQM Wholesale sells fresh produce, frozen foods and packaging materials for restaurants, hotels and catering businesses. 

He’s also working with insurance adjusters to determine the loss of the building and contents.