Firefighter Woehlke passed away from injuries sustained in a commercial structure fire at a strip mall. Woehlke was caught and trapped when the roof of the structure collapsed. Initial reports indicate that a Mayday call was made shortly after the collapse. Further details regarding the incident are pending and it remains under investigation by authorities.
Incident Location: 6581 N Wayne RD, Westland, MI 48185 (USNG: 17T LG 0327 8955)
Westland Fire Department
37201 Marquette ST
USNG: 17T LG 0168 8767
Westland, Michigan 48185
Chief: Michael J. Reddy
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.