Man, child suffer smoke inhalation in east side house fire

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A 3-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man are in critical condition after being transported from a house fire on Detroit's east side Monday morning with smoke inhalation, the fire department confirmed.

The fire was reported at 4:06 a.m. on the 3100 block of Lakewood, said Dave Fornell, deputy commissioner of the Detroit Fire Department. That's south of Mack and west of Chalmers.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but it started in the kitchen and is believed to be accidental in nature, Fornell said.

Fornell said the man had escaped the fire when he realized the boy was still inside, and went back inside for him. 

There were five adults and two children in the home at the time of the fire.