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I welcome you to my blog site; I hope to show you the fire service in NLC in some interesting events. During the next few years, I will improve on the content and photos to keep you coming back for more. I take pride in my photography and try my best to be first in when possible. The majority of the photos will be from the Norwich companies & surrounding area departments, but sometimes I Buff out of state cities for a change of pace.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Detroit, MI. Box Alarm 07-05-15

While heading back to the motel after a long night, from Cork Town we could see a large column of smoke, At that time no incidents active at that time, we decided to investigate the smoke, at first we thought it maybe the trash to energy plant. Once we got off the highway the smoke was coming from behind the area of the plant. A few minutes later the Box went out for a commercial building fire at Chene & Palmer around 06:12, we were a few blocks away. Several of us arrived at the same time and found a DFD patrol car and he stated they found the fire 30 minutes before and was waiting for the FD. Just after the PD arrived the front of the building collapsed.
When the FD arrived 2 floors were well involved with the roof of the "B" side exposure was starting to burn. The engine begin to set up to dump the monitor, before that happened they were told to relocate so the tower could use that spot. A 2nd tower was requested and once they set up, they worked the fire. Crews were on scene for several hours.
While we were taking up another box came in a few minutes away.