Radiant Heat Causes Damage to Pumper at Mich. Blaze

A fire that consumed a Roseville home Wednesday night caused such radiant heat that a pumper was damaged as crews work to control the fire.

“It was a very intense fire,” Battalion Chief Todd Adams told the Macomb Daily. “The heat actually damaged one of our trucks. It melted some of our emergency lights and tools that were in the rig.”

Passersby reported the fire, which sent a column of smoke into the air.

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Adams said told the paper that fire was coming from second floor windows. During his size-up, the fire grew dramatically. 

“By then, fire was coming out of every opening of the house,” Adams said. “We got the guys out of there and went right into a defensive mode.”

Fire crews from Eastpointe and St. Clair Shores were called to the scene. 

Embers damaged nearby homes and no injuries were reported.