04/29/15 Detroit, MI – Engine 33 had this fire three blocks from their quarters. They stretched on a dwelling with heavy fire on the first floor. The fire took about an hour to bring under control. Companies used multiple handlines, and Ladder 8’s aerial . Engine 33 dumped their monitor as well. The fire also extended to the attic of the number two exposure before being brought under control.
This job was a big miss. A fully-involved, multi-unit dwelling … spectacular fire conditions … collapsed into a pile of rubble as we approached the scene. Got some nice images but nothing of tactical interest. The fire did get into an attic of a dwelling on the next block but that was contained with a redline.
These shots are from 2735 Hooker. A fully-involved, vacant dwelling with a severe exposure problem to a two-flat. It still amazes me how well they keep the exposures protected with just a small hand line … usually only from the front. A ladder pipe was setup and this was over pretty quickly.