Thread: Chemical Fire in Detroit
08-09-2005, 11:11 PM #1
Chemical Fire in Detroit
Saw the breaking news. Large chemical fire in Detroit at a recycling plant. They're evacuating a mile or so radius around it. Chemical fumes detected up to 10 miles away.
Any brothers from Detroit that can bring us up to speed?
Stay safe brothers."Captain 1 to control, retone this as a structure and notify the fire chief...."
Safety is no accident.
08-10-2005, 12:11 AM #2
The fire is in Romulus. About 15 miles southwest of Detroit. I was at my station after a call and heard the tone out. We are on the same radio freq as them. Quite an interesting size up report.
Last I heard, 2 MILLION gals of assorted chemicals were involved.
08-10-2005, 12:18 AM #3
here's some pictures
Last edited by ffexpCP; 08-10-2005 at 12:21 AM.
08-10-2005, 12:40 AM #4
update from the news
About 200 people were evacuated to the community center. They have since been moved again to the high school.
Hospitals are receiving people complaining of burning in their airways. The news is reporting hospitals are decontaminating patients.
800 workers from the GM engine plant have been evacuated and the midnight shift is canceled.
Red Cross and Salvation Army are on scene.
08-11-2005, 01:52 PM #5
Sounded like they let it burn itself out for the most part. Detroit Metro Airport FD came in with there Big Boy ARFFs & hit alot more of the fire.
Western Wayne Haz. Mat. and Washtenaw County Haz Mat. were both working the scene as well. A friend of mine on Wash. Ctny Haz. Mat was out there for most of the day yesterday and last nite.Stay Safe & Bring 'em Home!
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