In 2015, we spent a year investigating Detroit’s beleaguered, mismanaged Fire Department, leading to reforms and the ousting of the top fire officials in 2015.
Battling fires is a constant struggle in a city with thousands of malfunctioning fire hydrants, an inadequate number of firefighters and 85,000 abandoned structures.
The news comes less than a month after the mayor warned of impending demolition barring any last-minute, viable proposals.
The city has shut off water to more than 15,000 delinquent homeowners and landlords but can’t keep pace with running water in vacant buildings.
On Sunday afternoon, Larry paced outside while flames spread through four neighboring, vacant houses on the east side.
By Steve Neavling When you repeatedly shout “BOO!,” you’re going to stop scaring people. But that hasn’t stopped Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and state officials from threatening that all hell is about to break loose – again – if they don’t get their way. Responding today to a city lawyer who is challenging the state […]