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.
This box was a fully-involved vacant at Hampton and Wayburne with no real exposures. They allowed the roof to burn off then hit it with the ladder pipe. Pretty typical job.
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.
Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. in Detroit of a dwelling fire at Norman and Woodmere 3/18/15.
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.