It wasn’t an unusual afternoon for the fire department. Just a typical day in a city where nothing is unusual anymore.
Fighting fires is becoming an increasingly difficult task because of recent budget cuts that have trimmed personnel, rigs and new equipment.
The east-side explosion reduced the home to toothpicks in an area rife with recent arsons.
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.
Critically acclaimed documentary, “Burn,” a feature-length film about Detroit’s distressed firefighters, will make its Motor City premiere Sept. 28 at the Fillmore. Producers Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez will join city firefighters on stage to answer questions after the film. The documentary follows the crew of Engine Company 50, one of the busiest and most […]