Firefighters douse 6th-floor fire in Detroit high-rise

DETROIT — Streets near Capitol Park in downtown Detroit are closed as firefighters put out a small electrical fire that started Tuesday in a high-rise building under renovation.

Fire Chief John King said the fire started in the insulation and was contained to one room on the sixth floor of the old Detroit Savings Bank building at Griswold and State.

Fire hoses were extended to the floor, pumping water inside as light smoke rose from a few windows. Multiple fire trucks and numerous firefighters were on the scene, as fires in upper floors bring more complications than those on the ground level.

“We have more than enough people to take care of this,” King said. “We just wanted to make sure.”

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