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Earlier this morning we showed you aerial drone video from this fire in Detroit yesterday evening that injured firefighters. One of our regular readers, who reliably sends us good material, spotted what I missed. A videographer with WDIV-TV was rolling when two firefighters were showered and seriously injured by falling bricks. One firefighter was on a ground ladder the other, who was more seriously injured, was footing the ladder.
The two-alarm fire was in a commercial building at East Ferry and Chene on Detroit’s East side. WDIV reports four firefighters were hurt during the blaze and according to the TV station firefighters transported them to the hospital aboard fire trucks rather than wait for EMS.
Two firefighters were badly injured by falling debris – it was caught on camera. Local 4 cameras were rolling as pieces of a roof came crashing down on top of a firefighter on a ladder. Below him, it’s discovered that debris also hit a firefighter on the ground. With two firefighters injured, you could see the frantic effort fellow firefighters made to drag the firefighter on the ground out of harm’s way. That firefighter appeared knocked out – but then he opened his eyes. Bricks came crashing down on top of the firefighter on the ladder, knocking his helmet off, his head battered by debris. He looked stunned. They are both hospitalized in serious condition with what is described as closed head injuries.
Also on STATter911 …
- Drone video: Aerial view of two-alarm Detroit building fire that leaves two firefighters hurt. – May 30, 2013
- Arson spree overnight in Detroit. 16 fires on east side. One firefighter hurt. – June 25, 2012
- UPDATED – Fireground audio: Four firefighters hurt when dwelling explodes. Same neighborhood where six homes burned two nights ago. – September 20, 2012
- Caught on video: News chopper crashes in front of firefighters at emergency scene. – January 21, 2013
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