CBS62logoNEW2013_blue_final_header_White wwj950-sm2011b 971-ticket-35smb 35h_CBSSportsRad_Detroit

Local

Detroit Firefighters Keep Busy On Freezing Cold Day

View Comments
(WWJ Photo: Mike Campbell)

(WWJ Photo: Mike Campbell)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit firefighters were kept busy this morning, on one of the coldest days of the year so far. On the city’s east side, crews were battling a fire at a single-family home on Grixdale and Orleans.

The home’s resident, John Kirkland, managed to escape the flames, along with his dog. Kirkland told WWJ’s Mike Campbell he was happy he and his dog were able to get out of the house, but he wondered where they would go now.

He says he knows he has to fix the house, but with temperatures only reaching into the upper teens, he says it’s just too cold to have to do that right now.

Campbell also traveled to another east side Detroit neighborhood around Newport and East Forest, where firefighters were battling flames at a vacant apt. building. Campbell says crews had a bit of a problem bringing the fire under control because when they hooked up their hoses to the hydrant, the hydrant broke the main, causing water to pour out onto Newport Street.

As a result, they had to stretch a hose from the next block over to one pump truck, and then pump the water down to another truck so they could extinguish the fire.

There have been no reports of injuries from either fire.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,935 other followers