3 firefighters injured in blaze on east side

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Three Detroit firefighters were injured in the course of extinguishing a blaze on the east side on Monday morning.

911 calls regarding the fire came in at about 8:18 a.m. It was the two-story, four-unit building at 498 Harmon that was on fire. That block of Harmon is near Brush and between Woodward to the west and Oakland to the east.

One firefighter suffered minor burns to his face.

An engine commander strained his back while feeding hose up the stairwells of the building.

A female fire equipment operator also tweaked her back.

The injuries aren’t considered life-threatening, said deputy fire commissioner Dave Fornell, but the firefighters were transported to DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital. The firefighter who suffered burns to his face since has been released, Fornell said.

The building sustained heavy damage, and fire investigators are working to determine its cause.