DDOT Bus Terminal on Detroit’s East Side catches Fire

DETROIT, MI – A DDOT bus terminal caught on fire on Detroit’s east side.

Fire crews were called out at about 1:30 a.m on Friday, January 13th, 2017 to battle the blaze.  The building is located at Shoemaker and St. Jean Street.

A second alarm was called as fire had spread to several bays.  The fire was large and extensive.  City services are saying that four bays of the bus terminal have collapsed. The building is said to have sustained considerable damage.

The large fire was apparently started after an explosion of some type inside the building.

At this time it believed that fewer than 10 buses have been affected.  Some bus routes will be affected.

While the cause of the fire is under investigation, all routes will be covered but some may experience delays. The normal daily pullout is approximately 200 buses for the morning peak rush-hour which begins roughly around 6am. More than half of those buses come from the Gilbert terminal.