The video above is a compilation of fires in Detroit from FirePhoto.CA that occurred last Friday. While watching it I found the second fire, starting at 1:16 on the clip interesting. The fire is at 3:00 AM in the 3300 block of E. Hancock Street in the first battalion. From what I can tell via the limited view of the camera and no outside information, it appears at some point the application of water on the fire ceases and you hear talk of letting it collapse.
I am not sure if this has anything to do with Commissioner Donald Austin’s budget cutting proposal last month of letting vacant structures, 50 percent or more involved, burn to the ground. Commissioner Austin also looked at the tactic as a form of urban renewal and an issue of firefighter safety.
In a previous post today, WJBK-TV reporter Charlie LeDuff chides Commissioner Austin about the idea of letting vacant structures burn.
This not meant as a commentary on Commissioner Austin’s policy or LeDuff’s position. Just an observation after seeing the video.
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Also on STATter911 …
- Detroit Fire Commissioner proposes letting vacant buildings 50% involved burn to the ground. Donald Austin asked to make cut in next year’s budget. – April 22, 2012
- UPDATE – Belgian firefighter says TV reporter wrong that they paid $2K each for Detroit FD ride-along/training. LeDuff rains on critically acclaimed ‘Burn’ local premiere. – September 29, 2012
- Trust me, this is Must See TV: Detroit Deputy Commisioner Fred Wheeler has to be bleeped & knocks microphone out of Charlie Leduff’s hand after reporter tours city firehouses. – May 30, 2012
- ‘When seconds count, we’re only minutes away’. TV reporter Charlie LeDuff gives a status update on the Detroit Fire Department. – January 22, 2013
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