Detroit firefighter deploys deck gun at house fire

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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. 
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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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On Sunday morning, April 9th, I had the great opportunity to shoot the Detroit Fire Department at work. I was driving down I94 at Van Dyke when a Box Alarm came in on Van Dyke just northwest of Mack. I arrived and got into position just before the first companies landed. The primary fire building was going throughout with the D side exposure heavily involved and the B side occupied going. The DFD did an incredible job of saving the occupied home under these intense conditions.

Engine 1 dumped their monitor to knock down the fire on the roof of the occupied while Engine 9 connected to a hydrant. Engine 1 then moved out of the way and tagged a hydrant down the block. Companies immediately made entry to the occupied exposure and stretched a line to that building’s attic. Hand lines were dropped to protect the occupied exposure and the first arriving truck directed an elevated stream on the same. When the primary fire building collapsed, the exterior wall fell outward onto the exterior of the occupied exposure. Even with this added obstacle, the exposure was still saved. It was good to witness the DFD do what they do best. Hope you enjoy the images.

Eric Haak

Detroit firefighters battle a house fire with a deck gun

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Detroit firefighter deploys deck gun at house fire

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Detroit firefighter deploys deck gun at house fire

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Detroit firefighters battle a house fire

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Detroit firefighters battle a house fire

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Detroit firefighters battle a house fire

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Detroit firefighters battle a house fire

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Detroit firefighters battle massive inferno

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silhouette of firefighters with massive inferno

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