DFD Ladder 14 Quarters Has Fire

by mobrian on March 3, 2009

Firefighters Return to Find Station on Fire

The Detroit Fire Department sustained a loss this morning with the station housing Ladder 14 caught fire.  The station is located near the corner of Crane and Brinket.

The Detroit News is reporting that the fire was started by a “sleepy fire fighter” who was on night watch and lit some incense, then put a towel over a lamp.  Ladder 14 was dispatched to a possible structure fire and returned to find their house on fire.  The possible cause appears to be the towel left on the lamp.   

Since the Ladder Companies in the City do not carry water, the fire could not be extinguished till Engine 32 arrived.

It appears that the case is accidential and is under investagation by the department.

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