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Video- Detroit's 9th Fire in One Hour!

Found this 2-part video of a serious fire in Detroit.  This fire originated in the obvious dwelling, then spread to the neighboring duplex.

Some background of this incident and some of the things people will notice:
  • According to the description, this was the 9th arson fire in THIS NEIGHBORHOOD in ONE HOUR.
  • The minimal use of SCBA.  According to the comments, these crews had run FOUR fires continuously and their was no more air available when this fire was dispatched.
  • The Officer at the exposure performing "Das Boot" forcible entry.  Remember, bringing a tool (especially a Halligan or set of irons) can accomplish in one try what his boot took four.  This will hold true in MOST residential setting barring any security "surprises".
Some of the interesting points about this operation:
  • The initial rig placement w/ the truck front and center
  • The flawless layout of the notorious "Detroit Bundle" AND an exposure line from the first Engine, putting two lines in service simultaneously
  • The immediate attention given to the exposure (both residences) despite heavy fire from the main dwelling.  No one had "moth to the flame".  Granted in Detroit, I'm sure they're pretty much past that stage.
  • As a result of the above, very quick knockdown of both the exposures and the main dwelling fire
  • An overall very professional operation by some of the hardest working fireman in the country.  Great job.
Enjoy the videos and be SAFE!

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