Large fire damages bus terminal in Detroit; no injuries

Nicquel Terry
The Detroit News

Detroit — A massive fire ripped through an east side bus terminal early Friday, destroying a part of the structure and damaging buses.

Firefighters were still working on putting out the fire at the Shoemaker Terminal on St. Jean Street in Detroit late Friday morning.

Officials with the Detroit Department of Transportation say no one was injured in the fire, which was reported about 1:30 a.m. at the Shoemaker Terminal on St. Jean Street.

Fewer than 10 buses were believed to have been damaged by the fire.

Fire crews were still on scene just before 8 a.m., putting out flames at the terminal.

At least two bus bays appeared to have suffered the brunt of the fire as their structures collapsed leaving a mountain of blackened debris.

All routes will continue service Friday but commuters may experience delays, officials say.

DDOT says it operates about 200 buses during the morning rush hour, which starts at 6 a.m.

DDOT spokeswoman SuVon Treece said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.