Detroit teen jumps from window in house fire

Nicquel Terry
The Detroit News

Detroit— An early-morning fire at a two-family home on Detroit’s west side forced a teenage boy to jump from a second story window Friday, fire officials said.

The fire was reported around 3:40 a.m. on the 2200 block of West Euclid Avenue.

The 13-year-old boy, along with his 5-day-old sibling, 34-year-old mother and a 19-year-old woman all suffered smoke inhalation and were hospitalized, Detroit Deputy Fire Commissioner David Fornell said.

The teenage boy also sustained lacerations to his arm from the jump. Three residents in the first floor unit of the house escaped unharmed.

Fornell said the fire is believed to have started in the second floor kitchen but it remains under investigation.

“It appears that the fire was confined to the kitchen area,” Fornell said