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.
this was a big miss … a well-involved vacant commercial dry cleaners at Plymouth and St Mary’s. There was a big header visible for the entire 30 minutes it took to get here … at rush hour. It was a long run in heavy traffic. This must have been a real spectacle early on.
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.
Drone footage of a building fire at McGraw and Cicotte in Detroit, MI 3/29/15
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Images from Gordon J. Nord, Jr. from recent trips to document the Detroit Fire Department at work.