Firebombing Kills One, Multiple Fires
Detroit: Multiple fires kept Detroit Fire busy Thursday morning, The Detroit Fire Department responded to 5 fires between the hours of 1:30AM and 4:00AM. One of those fires claimed the life of a 41 year old father. The fires and dispatch audio of each of those fires is below.
Freud & Navahoe – 1:30AM
Detroit Fire’s 6th Battalion responded to a vacant dwelling fire @ Freud & Navahoe at 1:30AM Thursday morning. Companies experienced hydrant problems on the fire scene.
Companies: Engines 41 32 52 Ladder 31 Squad 6 Chief 6 DEMS
Detroit Fire’s 9th & 8th Battalions responded to reports of an occupied apartment building fire @ 9590 Whittier at 2:10AM. Battalion Chief 9 called for a 2nd Alarm shortly after arriving, reporting multiple rescues in progress. Battalion Chief 9 also requested an arson car to the scene following information a recently evicted tenant started the fire. DPD’s Arson Car 805 responded.
Companies on scene: Engines 46 50 58 60 Ladders 20/23 Squads 3/4/6 Battalion Chief’s 9/8 Senior Chief 203 Arson Car 805 DEMS
Mayfield & Chalmers-Fatal Firebombing
Detroit Fire responded to reports of an occupied dwelling fire @ Mayfield & Chalmers early Thursday morning @ 2:30AM. Upon arrival companies found the dwelling fully involved and ordered a defensive posture. Unfortunately a 41 year old father lost his life in this fire, reportedly started when an unknown person threw a firebomb into the dwelling. Arson Car 805 & 810 responded to the fire scene. The structure collapsed during the fire.
Companies on scene: Engines 56 44 Ladder 20 Squad 2 Battalion Chief 8 Arson Cars 805/810 DEMS
Beaverland & Tireman – Arson – 3:30AM
Detroit Fire responded to Beaverland & Tireman on reports of an occupied structure fire at around 3:30AM. Battalion Chief 2 requested arson to scene.
Companies on scene: Engines 53 55 57 Ladder 27 Squad 1 Battalion Chief 2 DEMS.
Gratiot & Knodell – Commercial – 4:00AM
Detroit Fire responded to Gratiot & Knodell on reports of an occupied commercial building fire @ around 4:00AM.
Companies on scene: Engines 46 41 52 32 Ladders 31/6 Squads 6/5/4 Chief 9 DEMS