The theft marks another embarrassing, eye-opening moment for a fire department battling more blazes with fewer firefighters, trucks and gear.
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 […]
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.