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.
Most of the fires were suspicious, with cars found burning in streets, sidewalks and driveways.
Unlike most public employees, Detroit firefighters aren’t eligible for social security, so they rely on city retirement benefits.
People are lining up for one of the most grueling, dangerous jobs in the city.
Engine 48 is one of the most important lines of defense against a fire at the Marathon refinery and provides protection to tens of thousands of people in southwest Detroit.
Moving fire training to Livonia also is expected to make it more difficult for Detroiters to participate.
Responding publicly to life-threatening challenges is not the administration’s style.
Some residents also hurled insults at the owners of Ideal Market at Chene and Ferry, accusing them of burning down the store for insurance money.
Without enough ambulances on the streets, firefighters had to resuscitate a young boy themselves and rush him to the hospital because paramedics took too long to arrive.
It was another bad night in Detroit: Two dead. Another suspected arson. No law enforcement.