On Sunday July 13th 2014, Detroit 5th Battalion companies were dispatched to a reported vacant commercial building fire at Oakland & Hague. While enroute Ladder 7 reported smoke showing. Upon arrival a well-involved vacant two-story, 100 X 50 commericlal building was found. Engine 17 arrived on the scene and stretched on the building. Chief 5 arrived on the scene and reported a doubtful and requested two extra engines and a truck.
Defensive operations were used on this fire. Master streams were deployed from Ladder 7 and Ladder 20 along with several handlines. This fire was brought under control in about 2 hours. Engine 17/39/1/44, Ladders 7/20, Squad 3, and Chief 5 responded to this incident.
Photos by Dennis Walus © 2014
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