The city of Detroit has closed more than a third of Detroit’s fire stations since 2012, leaving neighborhoods without adequate protection.
Since at least 2007, the camper has served as a permanent home for a man who has meticulously maintained the yard and several gardens.
Five fire rigs malfunctioned on the way to fires or at the scene, and at least two fire hydrants were broken, causing more extensive damage.
Victims of two house fires waited between 25-45 minutes for an ambulance to arrive.
As two children lay unconscious from breathing heavy smoke when their west-side house caught fire this morninbg, paramedics never arrived.