Detroit (MI) firefighters faced a number of obstacles while battling a vacant house fire on the fire-plagued city’s west side.
WWJ reports that (http://cbsloc.al/SdVdZY) firefighters from three different units had trouble getting any water to the house when they first arrived on the scene Friday morning.
With temperatures hovering around 16 degrees, nearby fire hydrants were frozen and couldn not be tapped. Then firefighters were unable to reach a working hydrant because hoselines were too short. When they were able to get a hydrant, the water pressure turned out to be low.
Firefighters had to go blocks away before they found a working fire hydrant with enough water pressure to fight the fire.
Edmund Parker, chief of the Detroit Fire Department’s first battalion, said crews eventually had to knock the house’s walls down to contain the fire.
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