Burned Detroit home collapses on scrapper - Fox 2 News Headlines

Burned Detroit home collapses on scrapper

Posted: Updated:
The burned, collapsed house near Modern and Goddard streets The burned, collapsed house near Modern and Goddard streets
DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

A man is in critical condition after a burned house collapsed on him. He entered the house, looking for metal to sell, and cut the support beam which caused part of the house to fall on him.

Fire officials say the fire was put out at the home near Modern and Goddard streets around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, and the scrapper entered the home some time after that. Witnesses, possibly other scrappers, called 911. Rescue crews pulled the man out of the rubble and say he did not have any vital signs. Responders performed CPR and were able to find a faint pulse before rushing him to the hospital.  

"I understand people need money and they scrap, they do what they do to get the money they need, but it's a tremendous danger to anybody. Whether it's civilians walking by or people scrapping. When you enter these buildings the likelihood of you getting crushed is just too high and it's not worth the risk," says Capt. Anthony Braceful of the Detroit Fire Department.

The man's name has not yet been released but Braceful says he is a male possibly in his 50s.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:24:04 GMT
    The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin today.

    The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin today.

  • Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:31:18 GMT
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
  • Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:50 GMT
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices