Detroit Firefighters Respond to 3-Alarm Apartment Fire

Detroit fire apparatus in front of a burning building

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Photos and story by Dennis Walus

On Monday, July 24 2017, at approximately 0253 hours, Detroit companies were dispatched to Gladstone & Woodrow Wilson to check for a fire in the area. On arrival, Engine 39 stretched on a vacant 50×75, three-story vacant apartment building that was fully involved and extending to exposures.

Engine 39 requested the commercial box alarm. Chief 8 arrived on the scene, assumed incident command, and requested a second alarm. Shortly after requesting the second alarm, Chief 8 requested a third alarm. Chief 8 ordered defensive operations on the original fire building. Companies operated for two hours to knock down this fire. Relief companies were requested for extended aerial operations.

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