Tower Ladder Extinguishes Detroit Blaze

Flames consumed a vacant Detroit home late on Sept. 8.

Detroit Central Office announced a box alarm response to the area of Field and St. Paul for a vacant dwelling on fire.

First arriving companies reported a vacant dwelling fully involved and requested a third engine for rapid intervention. Chief 1 assumed command and reported that companies would be taking a defensive posture and Ladder 6 moved their tower into position for master stream operations.

The intense fire ignited a gargae in the backyard and began dropping large brands around the neighborhood, but they did not cause any fires.

Two engine companies used hoselines to contain any small spot fires and wet down the area.

With the tower ladder operating using two master streams and a couple of handlines the fire was darkened down leaving almost nothing of the structure.

Three engines, one truck, one squad and one battalion chief responded to the scene.

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