Multiple video’s posted by Hooks & Halligans Fire Photography shows companies in Detroit working several box alarm house fires. Media reports indicated there were around 30 fires during the night of July 4th in Detroit. More videos and descriptions are below.
“July 4th Box Alarm in Detroit with three dwellings at 5655, 5661 and 5667 Addison Ave. This was the first of the boxes that popped off the craziness of Independence Day in Detroit. Crews worked to protect the bravo delta side exposures at 5655 and 5667. Flames ripped through the rear of the dwellings, spreading to the front as firefighters worked to stop the fire. Short lived roof ops were done on the bravo exposure within a few minutes as flames flared up the side of the house.”
“My second worker of the 4th of July brought me to 32nd Street and Rich Street in Detroit’s 7th Battalion. This vacant dwelling was already going throughout, and had been for some time. It didn’t take long for it to end up on the ground. Due to wires down, and the dwelling being fully involved, a defensive posture was taken.”
“As the night went on, more boxes rolled in. This one brings us to Elmhurst St. & Linwood St. with a dwelling going throughout. This was a defensive fire from the beginning, and there wasn’t a whole lot to see.”