Packard Plant employees insist they did not know a world-renowned wildlife photographer was bringing animals with him for a photo shoot at the abandoned factory on Detroit’s east side Monday morning.
A firefighter delivered the dreaded news: “We can’t find any working hydrants.”
Entire neighborhoods were without fire protection, forcing skeleton crews to battle blazes that spread to four occupied homes and contributed to the injury of a firefighter.
Detroit’s top brass is determined to protect a firefighter who raised $10,000+ after his house was gutted by a blaze that caused two injuries under suspicious circumstances.
The 13-story Hotel Park Avenue, a one-time lavish attraction from the booming 1920s that later became a rehab center for drug addicts, was imploded Saturday morning.
The demolition comes after a controversial vote by the city’s Historic District Commission.
Less than two days after firefighters reported an underground fire in downtown Detroit, they spotted smoke coming from another “blown” manhole Monday morning, just a block from Cobo Center.
“It’s starting to go from manhole to manhole,” a firefighter told dispatchers.
Police said the man was driving a Mustang when the gunmen demanded the 31-year-old get out of the car.
Long-awaited help is on the way for the beleaguered Detroit Fire Department.