Saturday, March 16, 2013
A firefighter suffered second-degree burns while extinguishing a car fire on I-94 over Monroe Street at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The 30-year-old firefighter’s face was burned when water from the hose reacted with magnesium components in the vehicle.
resulted in a violent reaction and heat release,” said Deputy Fire
Chief Dan Reynolds, who added that the injured firefighter was wearing
protective equipment. “While not life threatening, the burns are very
painful and can leave scars.”He was driven to Oakwood Hospital &
Medical Center in Dearborn by Battalion Chief Bob Lavender, where he was
treated. He is expected to miss a few days of work.
Mechanical failure inside the vehicle caused the fire, in which the vehicle was “fully involved,” Reynolds said.
Michigan State Police called in the fire. No other injuries were reported.