Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Detroit burning

This kind of thing generally occurs mainly the night before Halloween. Devil's Night, it's called in Detroit. 

But on Devil's night, arsonists are to blame. Tonight, I'm told, it's high winds downing sparking power lines. The result, however, is the same.

The Fire Notification Network of Michigan is reporting seven dwellings on fire off Van Dyke on the city's east side. And numerous other fires, including some involving three or four houses each.

The FNNM is also reporting that all the fire fighting apparatus in the entire city is committed at one fire or another. Which means if there are additional fires there will be no one to send.

Fortunately, some suburban fire departments are responding with mutual aid. But it sounds like one hellacious night for firefighters in Detroit. Even though it isn't Devil's night. 

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