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Harry Arnold (itvdetroit) of DetroitDrone.com sent us his unique video from yesterday evening’s two-alarm fire in Detroit that left two firefighters injured from falling bricks. Plus, there were news reports of water and apparatus issues at this fire that seem to crop up at many Detroit fires.
Two firefighters were seriously injured during a commercial fire on the east side of Detroit.
The fire started on the first floor inside The Ideal Market around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Fire crews had water issues either with their trucks or the fire hydrant which allowed the fire to quickly spread through the building and get out of control.
One of the firefighters stood at the top of a ladder and busted out windows while the other firefighter stood on the ground to support him. Hot bricks from the roof fell on top of them both.
The firefighter on the ground was more seriously hurt than the one at the top of the ladder. A lieutenant on the scene told us he believes the oxygen tank on the back of the firefighter on the ladder took the brunt of the bricks falling on him. The other firefighter had to be dragged to safety. The firefighters were taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital.
The crews had other issues when one of their fire trucks broke down because it started leaking oil. The senior chief on the scene said he did not believe the oil leak caused them serious problems because he believes the fire was under control by the time the truck broke down.
Also on STATter911 …
- Caught on camera: Detroit firefighters hit & seriously injured by falling bricks at two-alarm fire. – May 30, 2013
- Video: Power lines fall and charge house in Detroit. – July 22, 2013
- Raw video: Explosion & fire in occupied Detroit house leaves woman burned. – December 19, 2012
- Helmet-cam video, fireground audio: House fire in St. Mary’s County, MD. – December 13, 2012
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