Local 4 has learned from arson investigators that four firefighters, not just two, were injured fighting a fire at a liquor store on East Ferry Avenue and Chene Street on the Detroit’s east side Wednesday night.
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Two firefighters were badly injured by falling debris – it was caught on camera. Local 4 cameras were rolling as pieces of a roof came crashing down on top of a firefighter on a ladder. Below him, it’s discovered that debris also hit a firefighter on the ground. With two firefighters injured, you could see the frantic effort fellow firefighters made to drag the firefighter on the ground out of harm’s way. That firefighter appeared knocked out – but then he opened his eyes. Bricks came crashing down on top of the firefighter on the ladder, knocking his helmet off, his head battered by debris. He looked stunned. They are both hospitalized in serious condition with what is described as closed head injuries.
Two other firefighters suffered hand and shoulder injuries. Firefighters did not wait for medics to arrive; all four were transported to the hospital on fire engines.