Saint Clair Shores garage destroyed, fireworks suspected - Fox 2 News Headlines

Saint Clair Shores garage destroyed, fireworks suspected

Posted: Updated:
ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. (WJBK) - It's believed explosives started a fire at a home in Saint Clair shores. The flames sent a family scrambling for safety, including two children.

Click on the video player to watch Erika Erickson's report.

The garage exploded at Christina Valenti's home on Courtland Street Saturday night and her house was in danger. A neighbor's cell phone video captured the flames. Now, the garage is a charred shell. The family fell asleep to the sound of fireworks going off in the neighborhood around 11pm. Christina, her husband and her two little girls were able to escape and rush to safety.

Fire crews arrived quickly but in total six homes were damaged. A shell which looks like it belongs to fireworks was found among the rubble. Investigators believe it may have burned through the garage roof. The cause is still under investigation but the Valenti's feel certain fireworks caused the sudden fire. Thankfully, no injuries are reported.


  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • WATCH LIVE: VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    WATCH LIVE: VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-09-01 13:06:45 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
  • RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    RECALL: Kraft American Singles Cheese Slices

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:05:15 GMT
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
    Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier.
  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
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