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Video: Man burned a block away from fire that also threatened a Detroit firehouse

A building burned next door to Detroit Fire Department Squad 4 today (Sunday). Budget cuts in 2012 closed the engine company in the same firehouse at W. Grand Boulevard and McGraw. According to news reports, during the two-hour battle to keep the fire from spreading from the vacant party store to the firehouse, a wall collapsed. The collapse took down power lines that seriously burned a man standing about a block away.

The building that burned used to house a party store. The video is by Rishi Ramtahal.

Steve Neavling, Motor City Muckraker:

By the time firefighters began arriving in engines and a ladder truck, the blaze was beginning to take off. Firefighters also battled the flames from the roof of the 106-year-old fire station.

An electrical line toppled and injured a civilian, causing serious burns.

Shawn D. Lewis, The Detroit News:

In the building fire, a man who was outdoors about a block away sustained injuries to his legs and neck when he came in contact with the live, downed wire, King said. He was transported to a local hospital, where his condition was unknown.

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