A Box Alarm fire in Detroit, MI off Wyoming & Cedarlawn. Engine 42 stretched while Engine 40 dumped their monitor. Companies went defensive right away. They held it from extending into the dwellings on both sides.
Here are some shots from a fire the other day in Detroit in the 9th Battalion @ Hazelridge and Mac Crary.
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.
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
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.
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.