2 people have died and 2 firefighters have been injured in a large fire that extended into the New Year. The fire in Midtown Detroit consumed the Huntington Hotel and kept firefighters busy with numerous rescues. There are reports of many other people who were injured. The hotel was home to many who are disabled or on oxygen treatments.
From WXYZ.com: Fire officials said three people were critically injured and two firefighters suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Fire officials also said that a woman, whom Walker identified as his girlfriend, was missing.
A fire chief said that a ceiling in the building collapsed on the third floor, falling on several firefighters. The fire is thought to have begun in that area, authorities said.
Fire officials, who would not give their names, said oxygen tanks in the building exploded but likely did not spark the fire, which started around 9 p.m. continue reading