Saturday evening, March 24th, 2018. Detroit, Highland Park, and Hamtramck responded to the corner of Woodward and Arizona for the report of a fire in a commercial building. This structure was on the NE corner, just across the street from Highland Park in Detroit. It was most recently used as a taxi company dispatch. Companies attempted an interior attack but went defensive shortly after with the truss roof in a compromised position.
8/21/16- Fire reported in a vacant dwelling in Highland Park, (MI) at Woodward and Pasadena. Companies on the Box Alarm: Highland Park E1, Hamtramck E1, E35, E39, E17, Highland Park L1, S2, and C5. Highland Park E1 on the scene reported heavy fire in a 2-story ordinary, passing command to Ladder 1. Crews went interior but evacuation tones were quickly sounded as they had heavy fire in the attic. The roof collapsed shortly thereafter.
Highland Park 2nd alarm at 120 Farrand Park, three dwellings
07/05/16 Highland Park, MI – A fully involved, vacant, two and a half story, wood frame quickly spread to the number 2 and 4 exposures. Firefighters were hampered by water issues and a malfunctioning aerial prompting a second alarm to be transmitted bringing additional Detroit companies. Multiple families were left homeless. Glenn Duda
10/20/15 Highland Park, MI -Firefighters found smoke showing from this occupied two story dwelling at 116 Church St. The fire originated in the basement.
The Highland Park Fire Department received a report of a house fire at 2776 Oak Street, located at the far northern edge of town along the Ft Sheridan property and the lakefront. A Commonwealth Edison worker reported smoke coming from the house. The alarm dispatch went right to the Code 4 for the working fire, bringing all Highland Park units in addition to Highwood, Countryside, and Deerfield.
Upon arrival, the size up mentioned smoke showing from two sides. Firefighters found a well involved kitchen fire that was contained quickly. The occupants were not home at the time. Firefighters brought a cat out of the house and administered oxygen. Reportedly another cat perished.
Tim Olk submitted these images from the scene.
Dave Traiforos is in Detroit and submitted images from a commercial building fire yesterday, September 26, 2013.