Fighting fires is becoming an increasingly difficult task because of recent budget cuts that have trimmed personnel, rigs and new equipment.
The theft marks another embarrassing, eye-opening moment for a fire department battling more blazes with fewer firefighters, trucks and gear.
The latest victim to scrappers is the former Engine 10 at Martin Luther King and Grand Boulevard, which closed earlier this summer.
The doors flung open, and three men emerged with guns drawn. Am I getting robbed? I don’t want to die – not yet. I’m not even 35.
The east-side explosion reduced the home to toothpicks in an area rife with recent arsons.
The ubiquitous Google car equipped with cameras captures every moment in good detail as it passes houses, schools, stores and office buildings.
It’s like clockwork. A building in Detroit is abandoned, and within days thieves steal everything of value – copper plumbing, wiring, fixtures and pipes. Walls are torn up; water gushes from broken pipes; windows are smashed and the frames stolen. So it seemed incredibly irresponsible of the Detroit Fire Department to fail to secure one […]
Whether the west-side building will be salvaged is questionable because thieves stole copper plumbing, unleashing a torrent of water that was quickly rising in the basement.
Dispatchers were told to stop alerting the fire department of calls about the blaze Monday night because it was too difficult to access the plant’s north side, where several fires broke out, causing floors to cave in and walls to collapse.
Sheriff’s deputies raided the windowless, nondescript club and found prostitutes, drugs, guns and cash.