Detroit: Chene and East Palmer commercial building
Detroit, Mi – While making our way back the hotel from the Sarena ST job we could see black smoke in the distance. We followed it and came across this commercial building fire with no one around but two police officers. The building would collapse before the arrival of the fire department.
During one of many trips to Detroit we caught this fire in a vacant warehouse at Vinewood and Toledo.
Eng 10 arrived first and reported a four-story vacant, commercial building approximately 200X350 with heavy fire on the 3rd floor. Companies worked for approximately two hours to bring the fire under control using two platforms, one ladder pipe, and several handlines. They remained on-scene for over 24 hours.
15:31 Box Eng 10,27,33,8 Lad 8,22 Sqd 4 Chief 7
15:35 Haz-Mat Unit 1 and Unit 2 (Eng 10 reports polycarbons in bldg)
15:36 2nd Alarm 2nd Alarm b/o CHIEF 7 Eng 29,34 Lad 7,13 Sqd 2 Chief 5 and Car 203,201
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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