Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Brian Woehlke, 29, was fighting a fire at a Westland shopping center on Wednesday morning.
A Dearborn resident who worked as a Wayne-Westland firefighter died in a fire at a strip mall in Westland on Wednesday, according to the Observer and Eccentric. Brian Woehlke, 29, went missing in the fire at about 9:30 a.m., according to Click on Detroit. His body was later found in the debris of the two businesses, Electric Stick and Marvaso's Italian Grill, at the strip mall on North Wayne Road. Woehlke was a husband and father. He had been a member of the Westland-Wayne Fire Department for 10 months, and he is the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in the department’s 47-year history. Dearborn firefighter Jack Moran got to know Woehlke while growing up in the city through mutual friends at Emmanuel Lutheran School. "Brian is …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Around 4,000 DTE customers were without power for 4-12 hours after a van parked near a power substation caught fire in west Dearborn.
11 p.m.: Power appears to be restored to all Dearborn homes and businesses affected by the outage Thursday. The restoration efforts—aided by dozens of DTE workers—happened in phases. Some regained power as early as 1 p.m.; the last blocks waited until after 10 p.m. for their lights and heat to come back on. The buzzing of generators could be heard coming from many Dearborn homes. The cause of the van fire that spurred the outages was still unknown Thursday night. 4:20 p.m.: Around 2,000 Dearborn homes and businesses were still without power late Thursday afternoon after a fire resulted in an outage that morning. According to DTE representatives, power has been restored to 2,000 of the 4,000 customers who originally lost power. "We should …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The east Dearborn business had just reopened following a fire in March.
Just two weeks after Fordson Cleaners reopened following a serious fire in March, the east Dearborn business was ablaze again Tuesday night. The Dearborn Fire Department was called to the scene at 9:47 p.m., with reports of smoke billowing out of the front doors. The business was closed at the time; no one was inside. Battalion Chief Richard Cunningham said that trucks from stations 1, 3 and 4 responded to the fire, which was out by 10:15 p.m. Dearborn police closed down Michigan Avenue just east of Schaefer Road for about an hour. The westbound side of the road was reopened just before 11 p.m. Cunningham explained that the fire was contained within the building, and that clothing stored within the front of the store was not damaged. …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at Bint Jbeil Meat Market.
UPDATE, MAY 18, 11:10 P.M. Firefighters have extinguished a blaze at the Bint Jbeil Meat Market on Wyoming Avenue on Friday morning. Dearbon police said the fire is under control. There were no injuries. Crews are now cleaning up the scene. ---- MAY 18, 9:53 A.M. The Dearborn police and fire departments are responding to an industrial fire on Wyoming Avenue on Friday morning. Police said the blaze was near Thayer Street, and the Detroit Free Press reported that the fire was at 6914 Wyoming Ave. Dearborn police said fire and police officers were still on the scene.
No one was injured in the Thursday accident.
A Dearborn fire truck was involved in an accident Thursday near Ford Road and Wyoming. The truck was on a call when it was struck by a van early on Thursday afternoon. No one was injured in the accident, but both vehicles were damaged.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Dearborn family had a close call with a house fire on Sunday, according to Dearborn police reports. Police and fire were called to a home on the 7500 block of Steadman around 11 p.m. on Mother's Day on reports that two young boys had started a fire. According to the homeowner, she was in her basement when she smelled smoke coming from upstairs. When she went into the hallway, her 6- and 7-year-old sons confessed they had accidentally started a fire in the spare bedroom. The boys told police they had been lighting toilet paper on fire with a lighter. When they threw the paper into a trashcan, it ignited other paper in the can and they were unable to put it out. The boys' mother told police she was able to put the fire out, but not before …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
A fire at the dry cleaning establishment left the business without a roof and customers' clothes heavily damaged.
A fire at Fordson Cleaners Thursday night left the east Dearborn business heavily damaged. The call for the fire came in just after the business closed, around 7 p.m. It was a two-alarm fire that blew out the doors of the business The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Dearborn Fire Department. While attempting to ventilate the building, the roof of the business caved in with three firefighters standing on top of it. One man almost fell in, but was pulled to safety. There were no injuries. The building, however, was likely burned beyond repair–as were customers' clothes inside. Fordson Cleaners has been in business in Dearborn since 1949, and cleans everything from draperies and rugs to wedding gowns and commercial …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
DTE Energy estimates that power will be restored late Saturday night.
A fire at an electrical substation near Oakwood Hospital left more than 2,500 Dearborn residents without power on Saturday. According to Dearborn Fire Department Captain Robert Cunningham, the department's battalion chief was on his way back from an unrelated call at Oakwood around 4 p.m. when he spotted what appeared to be a fire at a Detroit Edison substation. Stations 1 and 2 responded and were able to put the fire out relatively quickly. However, the incident caused massive power outages in the area, affecting approximately 2,500 residences and businesses in the area of Oakwood Boulevard, Southfield Freeway, Rotunda Drive and Outer Drive. "We're not sure of the cause yet," Cunningham said of the fire, "but it appeared to be a …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Dearborn resident's photos captured the fire as it happened–and was put out.
A bad parking job resulted in a large fire on Woodside Street in Dearborn Thursday night. Woodside runs just behind Edsel Ford High School. According to reports from nearby residents, the owner of the car parked it on top of a pile of leaves that had been raked onto the street. "Eventually, the whole thing caught fire," said Mohan Karulkar, who managed to get some photos of the scene. The Dearborn Fire Department responded and put the fire out, but not before it had wrecked the car. Check out video from the car fire from Karulkar on Vimeo.
Friday, August 12, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Three cars were stolen in Dearborn during the last three days of July, extending the city’s string of auto-related thefts and prompting the Dearborn Police Department to warn residents of vehicle-related crimes. A 2011 white Honda Civic was stolen from its parking spot outside AMC Star Fairlane July 29, according to Dearborn police. The victim said she left the car at 6 p.m. and returned at 9:45 p.m. to find a different car in her spot, a police report said. The 20-year-old Plymouth woman said she was not late on car payments, adding that her boyfriend—who has the only other set of keys—didn’t take the vehicle, the report said. There was no broken glass at the scene. Another vehicle theft occurred the following day, when a 2004 dark blue …