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UPDATED – A must see: It doesn't get much closer than this. Roof caving in during Dearborn, Michigan fire. Additional video & pictures added.

In case you were wondering reporter Ron Savage, in the video above, is a volunteer paid, on-call firefighter with Michigan’s Brighton Area Fire Department.

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Thanks to a number of our loyal readers for the alert about this video from a fire in Dearborn, Michigan Thursday evening that became a very close call for three firefighters (including Mike Smith who publishes the wonderful site BoronExtrication.com).

Above is the story from WJBK-TV with more some additional video of the fire. Below is raw video of the partial collapse of the roof from WXYZ-TV.


Three Dearborn fire fighters escaped serious injury during some scary moments  while battling a fire at Fordson Cleaners.

It happened when they were on the roof trying to ventilate the building.


They had made their first hole when the roof started giving way under their feet.  Skyfox was overhead when it happen and caught the dramatic moment on camera. 

Click here for Dearborn Patch aftermath photos by Ian Kushnir.

Dearborn Patch:

The call for the fire came in just after the business closed, around 7 p.m. It was a two-alarm fire that blew out the doors of the business

While attempting to ventilate the building, the roof of the business caved in with three firefighters standing on top of it. One man almost fell in, but was pulled to safety.

Fordson Cleaners has been in business in Dearborn since 1949, and cleans everything from draperies and rugs to wedding gowns and commercial orders. 

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Click here for Google Maps tour around Fordson Cleaners at Lois and Michigan in Dearborn.

Click here for Bing Maps Bird’s Eye View of Fordson Cleaners.

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