Firefighting

Detroit (MI) Firefighters Operate at Vacant Dwelling

Story and photos by Dennis Walus

At around 18:20 on Thursday, February 7, 2012, Detroit (MI) 6th Battalion companies responded to a reported dwelling fire at Crane & Moffat.

On arrival of Engine 46, a vacant dwelling going throughout was found. After size up of the structure and fire conditions, the officer of Engine 46 ordered a defensive attack on the dwelling. Engine 46 stretched and used their monitor on the dwelling. Ladder 19 was set up for water tower operations. This fire was fought in defensive mode for about two hours. Engine 46, Engine 52, Engine 23, Ladder 19, Squad 6, and Chief 6 responded to this incident.

The rest of the photos from this incident can be seen at http://www.detroitfiregroundimages.com/Fire-Scenes/Detroit-Box-Alarm-Crane/21385661_dGrdWV#!i=1703808692&k=HD647rQ

For more photos of firefighting in Detroit, visit our gallery HERE.

For more on fire operations in vacant structures, consider National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System: Vacant Structures, New Detroit (MI) Fire Department Policy to Responding to Fires at Vacant, Situational Awareness and “Reading” a House, and Firefighter Safe Operations in Abandoned Buildings.