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Raw video: House fire and much more from Detroit.

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Above is BoxAlarmDetroit‘s video of a house fire on Central Avenue in Detroit yesterday.

This is as good of a time as any to catch up on other Detroit news and videos I have been slow in getting to. We did share with you Wednesday the Charlie LeDuff story about the controversy over the new boots purchased for firefighters. What we failed to tell you about is the story the week before of all the much needed toilet paper that was sent to the Detroit Fire Department. Below is that story.

We also never posted the video (and fireground audio) from Steve Redick’s recent trip to Detroit. That is below. And if you are looking for a good Christmas or Hanukkah gift giving mood, don’t forget Steve’s wonderful books featuring his photos from Chicago (click here).

Speaking of photos, Dennis Walus sent me this superb article by Bill McGraw posted Thursday at Deadline Detroit about 75-year-old Bill Eisner who is still going strong after 50-years of documenting the Detroit Fire Department.  Make sure you take a moment to read it.

And, of course, Dennis has a few photographs himself of the Detroit Fire Department in action. Detroit Fireground Images by Dennis Walus can be found here.

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  • Fire21

    1st video…Excellent controlled burn. Protect exposures and get rid of the problem building. Won’t have to come back there anymore!

    2nd video…supply glitch or not, the mayor’s office and fire admin ought to be ashamed. I’m sure they could have found some cash to send these FFs out to get their needed supplies. What a blessing to have the citizens respond in such manner. Even more reason for the top brass to be embarrassed!!

    3rd video…nice collection of interesting events. Man, I could listen to Detroit Central all day long…they just sound so good compared to our dispatch center (Combination dept, dispatch at county Sheriff’s office)!!

  • Curly in CT

    They look so bored & so tired with all the fire duty in Detroit. I feel bad for them.

  • JustSayin’

    Great Job, Detroit Brothers.!!!

    I glad to see that you will NOT have to come back to this one.!!

  • AbsoluteReality

    Looks like our Firemen in Detroit will be getting some much needed supplies.!!!


    This is good ’cause the job’s not done until ya do the paperwork.!!!

  • Anonymous

    Just take the water out of the tanks on the engines and replace it with gasoline, get those buildings to burn down much faster.

  • FireGears


    Your suggestion sounds like the 1953 dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451.

    (For Crack Yugo, Chayotic, and Markie:
    “A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional,
    that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. It is the opposite of a utopia.”)