Does Nothing Work There Anymore?
THE DETROIT (Michigan) FIRE DEPARTMENT IS ON THE SCENE of a fully-involved warehouse fire that was first reported around 4:30 am this morning (Saturday).
The fire department has the warehouse mostly surrounded, save the rear that has railroad tracks and no access along it. The business recycles and processes plastics and is filled with a variety of volatile chemicals. Firefighters report that there have been multiple explosions occurring during the incident and due to that and the extent of the fire, they have made no attempt at entry.
Complicating their extinguishment efforts is an abnormally low water supply in the hydrant mains. The water pressure is so low that only a minimal amount of fire flow is available. Senior Fire Chief Keith Miner told WXYZ-TV News that low-water pressure created problems. “I’m trying to work with the water board which is on scene, trying to get us good water pressure, (but) they’re having a problem with it. Until I get good water pressure from them, I really can’t put anymore water on it than I am right now.”
Since there is nothing more that the FD can do with it, Chief Miner has kept only the first-alarm assignment on the scene as they work to protect the exposures. At the time of this posting the fire is still burning and no information is available as to the cause of the fire. No injuries have been reported.
WXYZ-TV has filed this early video report:
The Detroit Free Press has MORE.
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