Just came back from a quick trip to Detroit. Here are a few quick images of a Box Alarm at 9337 Decatur Street on Saturday, October 10th. Heavily involved on arrival, companies were defensive from the start. Ladder 14 was working their aerial but a lot of trees made it hard to get a good shot.
This last job was the best of the trip … heavy fire in a vacant at
Pennsylvania and Canfield Andover and Winchester with communication to two others. Interesting response as Hamtramk and Highland Park were due. I finally I got a shot of a Hamtramk rig. This was a good job and a good stop in my opinion. A little deck gun application before we arrived really bought some time.
These shots are from 2735 Hooker. A fully-involved, vacant dwelling with a severe exposure problem to a two-flat. It still amazes me how well they keep the exposures protected with just a small hand line … usually only from the front. A ladder pipe was setup and this was over pretty quickly.
Detroit, MI 08/03/14 0530 hrs.
E42 returning from a fire down the street came across this vacant 4-flat apartment building going throughout. E42 asked for the Box sending E40, L17 and S5. Chief 2 responded in place of Chief 5, who was still at the other fire. An additional engine for manpower was called for. A defensive posture was taken, and exposures where covered. The fire eventualy spread to the roof of a vacant 2-story house in sector B, but was quickly extinguished. The original fire building collapsed, and crews where able to extinguish the remaining fire, followed by extensive overhaul.