Engine Company, Firefighting, Structural Firefighting

Detroit Firefighters Battle Fire at Vacant Dwelling

This fire took place in Detroit, Michigan This was a box alarm response with initially two engines, one ladder, one squad, and one battalion chief. On arrival with fire conditions the chief called for an extra engine for additional personnel and an extra company for RIT. Mutual aid from Highland Park and Hamtramck were dispatched in addition to an engine company from Detroit. The 2.5-story vacant was well involved on arrival in the rear. Fire quickly spread throughout the structure and extended into a 1.5-story occupied dwelling.

The photos below show early operations as companies arrived on the scene. The battalion chief directed companies to aggressively attack the fire, but firefighters were ordered out of the building when the roof came in. Companies aggressively attempted to save the exposure but were overrun by the fire conditions, taking a defensive posture.

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