Photo Story: Blaze Shuts Down Detroit Highway

Several special alarms were called as Detroit firefighters battled a warehouse fire on June 27. A still alarm was dispatched to check for a fire in the vicinity of Greenfield and Capital. While they were responding, Engine 55 spotted a large column...


Several special alarms were called as Detroit firefighters battled a warehouse fire on June 27.

A still alarm was dispatched to check for a fire in the vicinity of Greenfield and Capital. While they were responding, Engine 55 spotted a large column of smoke and requested a box alarm assignment.

Ladder 27 reported a fire involving a one-story, 100-by100-foot building containing propane and hazardous materials.

Upon arrival, Chief 2 requested a second alarm as companies set up for a defensive attack.

The burning building was adjacent to Interstate 96 and the road was shut down due to the heavy smoke.

Three addtiional special alarms were sounded for aerial ladders to pour water onto the blaze.

Detroit firefighters remained on scene until the next day to douse hot spots.