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Firefighter's body found after strip mall blaze, identified

2:01 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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WESTLAND, Mich. -- The body of a missing firefighter has been located in a burned-out section of a Detroit area strip mall.

Wayne-Westland Deputy Fire Chief Robert Arbini identifies him as 29-year-old Brian Woehlke and says he'd been with the department about 10 months.

His body was found Wednesday after a search and rescue team entered the gutted building.

Woehlke went missing when the roof collapsed Wednesday morning in Westland, about 15 miles west of Detroit.

The fire was reported about 8:30 a.m. Crews had the blaze under control by noon. A billiard hall and a restaurant are believed to have been destroyed.

Associated Press

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