Firefighters had to stretch fire hoses for nearly a block long, because a nearby fire hydrant had been shut off.
The President of the Detroit Firefighters Association said the union is suing the city for negligence.
Firefighters in Warren battled a blaze at a condominium complex near Hayes Road.
A metro Detroit motel that has been around since the 1960s is now a complete loss after fire tore through the building early Thursday morning.
Some Detroit firefighters had to resort to drastic measures to keep warm this week when the heat went at their fire house.
The Warren Fire Department is getting a nearly $2.8 million grant to help hire more firefighters.
Residents from the city and the suburbs have been dropping off donations to Detroit fire stations this week to resolve a difficult problem … no toilet paper.
The problem is so bad in some places the firefighters have taken collections among themselves to buy some supplies.
Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.
Firefighters will go door-to-door through a Detroit neighborhood Friday afternoon, passing out free smoke detectors and batteries.