Hazel Park, MI House Fire, Mar 1984
Carless Smoking took the life of one man and left a 2 year old in critical Condition, Fire Marshal Donald McVeigh said Joseph Coon age 25 was smoking in a chair and set the chair on fire, the fire took his life. Deborah Burke age 29 and Julie Burke age 2 were burned but escaped the fire. Julie was burnt over 80% of her body and was taken to Children's Hospital in Detroit, Deborah was taken to St John Oakland with smoke inhalation, she was released in 2 days. Julie also died 2 days after the fire. Joseph was found dead in the bath tub with the water running. James Snapp Age 9 and Matthew Burke age 24 who lived at the address were not home at the time of the fire but came home as fire fighters were fighting the fire.