Michigan Firefighters Respond to Commercial Building Fire

Photo and article by Dennis Walus

At 20:40 hours on Friday, February 14, the Roseville (MI) Fire Department was dispatched to a reported building fire.

Roseville firefighters responded with auto aid from St Clair Shores Fire Department. The Roseville battalion chief found heavy black smoke emanating from a large commercial building. Water supply was established and fire attack was started.

Roseville Battalion requested a second alarm and a special for an extra truck company. Command then announced this this would be a defensive operation since there was propane and gasoline inside the building.

Heavy smoke and fire conditions were present. Ladders were set up for aerial operations on all four corners of the large, one-story 200 x 300 U-shaped building. Defensive operations continued for several hours, and command requested heavy equipment too knock down some walls to better access the fire.

Crews operated at this scene for five hours to bring this incident under control. Roseville, St. Clair Shores, Eastpointe, Fraser, Clinton Township, and Warren Fire Departments responded to this incident.

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