Fire destroys two businesses on Vernor in Detroit

Jennifer Chambers
The Detroit News

Detroit — An early morning fire Sunday that destroyed two businesses in southwest Detroit remains under investigation.

Deputy Fire Commissioner David Fornell said the call came in at 1:52 a.m. for a commercial building at 5656 Vernor that held furniture, rugs and other home items. That address is the home of "Nice Price," a discount store.

The blaze moved to a second business next door owned by the same company, Fornell said.

"The buildings are a total loss," Fornell said.

One firefighter was taken to a local hospital with a shoulder injury and was treated and released, Fornell said.

"We are still investigating and the cause is undetermined at this point," Fornell said.