Neighbors helped family escape house fire started by fireworks in Chesterfield Township

  • Source: WBJK-TV FOX 2 Detroit
  • Published: 07/05/2024 06:02 PM

VIDEO/PHOTO: Investigators say fireworks are suspected in a devastating house fire in Chesterfield Township. It was a total loss, but neighbors stepped in to help the family inside and prevented what would have been an unimaginable tragedy. "We saw a flame at the back of their house where their shed was at, which butts up against their garage," said neighbor Andrea Butterworth. Flames sparked the blaze at around 10:30 p.m. on July 4th. Butterworth, her husband, and another neighbor jumped into action to help the family inside. "My husband ran out back with the father. He was trying to put the fire out with a hose. Unfortunately, that wasn’t working. The fire was going too quickly. Me and a couple of the other neighbors got the mom and the daughter and the two dogs out and we got them to a safe location."


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