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Here are some shots from a fire the other day in Detroit in the 9th Battalion @ Hazelridge and Mac Crary.

Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Detroits firefighters with a vacant dwelling going throughout
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Companies were sent for a commercial box in southwest on 4/28/19. Engine 27 stretched on a commercial building at Vernor X Junction. Chief 7 reported they were taking a defensive posture and requested a platform.  They had a 2-sty, 100×200, occupied Dollar Store going through the roof. At the height of the fire, it had extended to a 2-sty taxpayer and ended up burning through that roof. In total, three aerial master streams and numerous landlines were used to bring the fire under control. 

Detroit Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at night
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Detroit FD Ladder 8 working at a fire
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Detroit Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at night
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Detroit Firefighters battle a 2-Alarm commercial building fire at night
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Detroit FD Ladder 13 working at a fire
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Detroit FD Ladder 17 working at a fire
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Detroit FD Ladder 17 working at a fire
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A total rundown of the companies @ the 2nd Alarm at 5656 W Vernor were as follows:

Engines 27, 29, 33, 34 
Ladders 8, 13
Squads 2, 4
Chiefs 5, 7

2nd Alarm Assignment
Engines 17, 42, 48 
Ladders 7, 17, 20
Chief 203

During a last minute trip up to Detroit recently, we made it to a few jobs. Started the trip off by chasing a header on the westside to find an auto going in a vacant lot. After calling 911 and being on hold for some minutes, we finally got a call taker who then dispatched E42. This was at Monica X Westfield on 3/9. 

car fully engulfed by fire
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minivan engulfed in fire
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Firefighter prepares to extinguish a minivan destroyed by fire
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Firefighter prepares to extinguish a minivan engulfed in fire
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This bunch of photos is from a fire in the 4th Battalion¬†@ Mansfield X Kendall on 3/11/19 in Detroit. Crews had a tough time bringing the fire under control at this one. Big joint, about 50’x75′ with a gambrel roof.

Detroit firefighter with hose line at fire scene
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flames blowing out of window at night
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Detroit firefighter with hose line at fire scene
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Detroit fire trucks at fire scene
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Detroit FD Ladder 25 at a fire scene
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Detroit FD Ladder 25 at a fire scene
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Detroit Firefighter on roof of house fire
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Detroit firefighter with hose line at fire scene
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This one was at Coplin & Promenade on the east side of Detroit. Early morning fire that I took in but arrived after it was knocked. E50 stretched on a 2-sty vacant with fire on the 2nd floor.

Detroit FD Ladder 23

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Detroit FD Ladder 23

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Detroit fire trucks at fire scene

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Detroit FD Engine 50

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Firefighters on aerial ladder tip

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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. 

night fire scene in Detroit

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Detroit FD Engine 39

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night fire scene in Detroit

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night fire scene in Detroit

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night fire scene in Detroit

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This fire was at Brush & E. Arizona in Detroit on 11/8/18. E44 stretched on a dwelling going throughout. C8 took a defensive posture and pretty much let it go. It had already go into the burned out house to the east and was starting the house to the west. With no other exposures, C8 and companies just let them go. Companies on this box were Engine 44, 35, HPE1, Ladder 18, Squad 3 and Chief 8.

Detroit Firefighters monitor a vacant dwelling engulfed by fire

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Detroit Firefighters monitor a vacant dwelling engulfed by fire

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Detroit Firefighters monitor a vacant dwelling engulfed by fire

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fire tornado at house fire

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Detroit FD Engine 35

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Detroit Firefighters monitor a vacant dwelling engulfed by fire

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Detroit FD Ladder 18

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Detroit Firefighters monitor a vacant dwelling engulfed by fire

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Detroit FD Engine 44

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