3/11/19 – On the way back home from a fire on Mansfield, Central office put a Box Alarm out for 17th Ave X Buchanan. We were only about a mile away from it on I-96. We arrived before any of the first-due companies and starting shooting pictures. Engine 39 arrived and stretched. The crew attempted to make a push in the front door but Chief 5 pulled them out almost immediately due to the amount of fire venting from the roof. They took a defensive posture and put Ladder 7 to work. The home was occupied and DEMS transported the homeowner to the ER. I believe DFD was back twice after we left for rekindles which we did not make it too, but the last one was going throughout and had collapsed.
The other job that we took in was at Lawton X Calvert on 3/10/19. Again Engine 39 stretched and had a very quick knock on a small fire in the basement.
This was around midnight on W. Warren @ Scotten in Detroit. Squad 4 arrived and advised the first engine would be stretching and they had possibly two dwellings going. Engines 39 and 42 both dumped their monitors which pretty much saved the occupied dwelling to the west.