Three-Alarm Fire Clouds the Sky Near 760 WJR’s Offices

Photo: Sean Boeberitz

DETROIT, June 15, 2022 ~ Smoke filled the sky in Midtown yesterday as a three-alarm fire raged at Woodward Bar & Grill in the New Center.

According to fire officials the back of the building partially collapsed in the blaze.

The bar was one of Detroit‘s oldest LGBTQ+ bars, and one of the few remaining in the city.

Our thoughts are with the owners and staff at The Woodward Bar in Detroit,” tweeted the LGBTA+ Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party. “One of the oldest LGBT spaces in the State of Michigan is on fire, and they will need our support in the coming days.” 

This comes only a day after a three-alarm fire broke out at Somerset Collection in Troy, when a grease fire at The Capital Grille got out of hand.

There were no injuries in either fire.

Listen below as 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick’s talks with 760 WJR‘s Guy Gordon about what is so far known about the blazes.


June 14, 2022 ~ 760 WJR Senior News Analyst Chris Renwick talks with Guy Gordon about the fire at the Somerset Collection on Monday, as well as the Woodward Bar & Grill in New Center today.