Detroit fire crews spent the overnight hours fighting about 16 fires on the east side including one that injured a firefighter.
“It has been real busy,” Captain Pat McNulty said.
The firefighter was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, treated and released for minor injuries, McNulty said. The injury was to his head.
Multiple Detroit Fire companies are busy fighting a sudden outbreak of fires on Detroit’s east side.
Crews were battling 14 seperate structure fires by 6 a.m. Monday, and officials believe it’s arson. The fires are affecting both commercial and residential buildings.
Eleven fires sent flames and smoke into the sky early Monday morning at several buildings in the area of Chene and Ferry. Most of the buildings to burn were vacant, but one was a church and at least one had people living inside it.
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