2 hurt in suspicious fire at Detroit house known for drugs

Two men including one who is elderly were hospitalized with smoke inhalation and burns following a house fire on Detroit's west side Friday morning.

Both victims, ages 73 and 40, were transported from the residence in the 18000 block of Shiawassee around 5 a.m. after a fire started.

Detroit fire crews responded to the house, where they found both men outside.

Both had burns to their hands while the elderly man had burns to his feet as well. Two dogs died in the fire.

Officials said the house was known for drug activity, and 90 minutes before the fire, a call was received from a man looking for his missing girlfriend. Investigators want to talk to him before making a determination about the cause.

A neighbor said there was arguing at the home throughout the night before the fire, and there's been concerns about what happens in the house.

Two were hospitalized with burns and smoke inhalation.

No other injuries were reported.