DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) – When the Detroit Fire Department got to the scene of a duplex fire, first responders were quickly alerted a woman was trapped inside.
Late Wednesday morning, firefighters rescued the woman from the upper level of the building on Washburn, which was engulfed in flames.
Moments earlier, Detroit Police tried their best to save her, but the flames were too hot and the smoke too thick. Officers had to retreat — then firefighters rushed in.
Sgt. Antwone Perkins was among the first at the scene.
“It was a lot of smoke, I felt heat and an lot of flames,” he said.
There were no other injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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