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Posted: 9/7/2010 6:24:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:28:32 PM EDT
Just clearing the land for the urban farms.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:30:31 PM EDT
Nobody would notice if everything burned to the ground.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:31:30 PM EDT


Q. What do you call fires popping up at 80 locations within Detroit?

A. A good start.






(Hope everyone stays safe out there.)

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:32:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:32:28 PM EDT
I'll bet none of it ever gets cleaned up.

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Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:33:29 PM EDT
Check out this video about Detroit firefighters.
http://thebravestonline.com/news.html?view=1&id=29338


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:33:39 PM EDT
Clearly this means Obama hates black people.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:33:58 PM EDT
Is this that Devil's Night tomfoolery?

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Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:35:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1Andy2:
Clearly this means Obama hates black people.



Wrong. The fire started when Bush was in office and just now got out of control.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:36:02 PM EDT
If this keeps up, Detroit could be ruined!

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:36:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MauserMark:
says up to 80 fires right now.

Apparently that's still not enough to warrant front page on any of the main news sites.

Imagine if 80 homes/buildings were on fire in Los Angeles.



It's linked on the front page of CNN.com.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:36:59 PM EDT
I see the William Tecumseh Sherman Urban Renewal Plan is in effect.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:37:25 PM EDT
Is there anything worth saving in that entire city? I heard they were bulldozing commercial/residential real estate in order to plant crops b/c they could make more selling vegetables than they can in collecting rent.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:37:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:
If this keeps up, Detroit could be ruined!


The fires will probably cause millions of dollars in improvements.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:37:35 PM EDT
Urban Improvement.

I hope nobody is hurt though. 60 fires in one night, even in Beirut Detroit, is a lot. There's coordination involved.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:37:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Merrell:
If this keeps up, Detroit could be ruined!



If the city burns then more of the urban waste will make it to the burbs, no thanks.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:37:53 PM EDT
Hell, I'd never have guessed there would still be that many standing structures left in Detroit! Eighty fires burning at once, what the hell is going on? Angry blacks? Muslims protesting?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:38:28 PM EDT
I wonder if any Firefighters have been shot at yet?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:38:34 PM EDT


What's left to burn?
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:39:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
Urban Improvement.

I hope nobody is hurt though. 60 fires in one night, even in Beirut Detroit, is a lot. There's coordination involved.

Could just be some deranged firebug with a car full of molotovs chucking them like newspapers.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:40:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Mosspointers:
Just clearing the land for the urban farms.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:40:08 PM EDT
I can only hope it does....but hopefully my buddy won't get called out to fight it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:40:09 PM EDT
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. We don't need no water let the mother****er burn.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:40:29 PM EDT
Detroit wins again!!!

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:41:06 PM EDT
Just wait til devils night.

that does seem like a lot of fires in a 4 hour span...

"fires were burning at 80 locations between 4:00pm and 8:00pm Tuesday"
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:41:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I see the William Tecumseh Sherman Urban Renewal Plan is in effect.


I'm sorry, I'm not one to joke about others misfortune.... But that is funny
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:41:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By Merrell:
If this keeps up, Detroit could be ruined!


The fires will probably cause millions of dollars in improvements.


The damages will be in the hundreds!

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Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:42:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:

Originally Posted By macman37:
Urban Improvement.

I hope nobody is hurt though. 60 fires in one night, even in Beirut Detroit, is a lot. There's coordination involved.

Could just be some deranged firebug with a car full of molotovs chucking them like newspapers.


Only Obama can save Detroit!

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:42:52 PM EDT
Looks like high winds and power lines
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:42:57 PM EDT
Zero could show up with his fiddle.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:43:02 PM EDT
I hope Rabbit makes it out alive.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:46:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:48:29 PM EDT
The news is making it sound like the perfect storm.. not enough fire fighters or trucks for the amount of spreading fire, low water pressure, wind.....
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:49:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 6:51:43 PM EDT by sixnine]
This works out because if the grass around Detroit got over 4 feet tall, the city would have had to do something about it. I'm guessing illegals from South America started using slash and burn farming techniques.

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Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:01:32 PM EDT
This morning on the way to work, I noticed a plume of smoke west of the Lodge between 7 & 8 mile. didn't think too much of it.

Then, on the way home, while making the turn from Davison east to I-75 south, I saw three fires in a row, separated by about 1/4 mile from each other, but it looked to be on the same street. maybe on Conant or Mound.

If they were closer together, I would think that there was one fire, and it spread. but the way they were spaced out, I figure it had to be Arson.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:02:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 7:03:41 PM EDT by Doug86]
Talked with my dad about this earlier. He thinks this guy did this before in highland park. The fires are lit with planning were they will be spread by wind. Whoever is doing it knows how to light them fast then move to another site before anyone can react. It might end up being a firefighter doing it. They tend to be prime suspects when this type of outbreak is going on.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:02:38 PM EDT
Detroit fire officials said nearly 20 fires broke out in the city late Tuesday afternoon.

On the east side, a vacant commercial building on Hendrie and Dubois streets caught fire just before 5 p.m.

Also on the east side, there were house fires reported on Quinn Street near 7 Mile and Van Dyke; McClellan Street and Barry; McClellan Street at Murray Street; Carpenter and Fenelon streets; Luce Avenue and Bloom Street; and Moenart Street.

On the west side, fires were reported on Curtis Street and Livernois Avenue, and on Plainview Avenue and Evergreen Road.

No injuries have been reported.

Fire officials have not said what sparked the fires but said their strength were fueled by strong winds.

DTE Energy said late Tuesday evening that it had 42,000 customers without power.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:05:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LIINTLICKR:
I hope Rabbit makes it out alive.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:08:40 PM EDT
One may hope...that the fire spreads to Washington, DC.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:09:46 PM EDT
So are the fires still going?

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Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:12:01 PM EDT
Action 7 News needs a better Internet server.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:12:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 7:22:06 PM EDT by monkeyman]
Heavy winds fanned the fires which jumped from some of the abandoned homes to others. Most houses burned were abandoned, some were occupied though no serious injuries. Fire officials think downed power lines sparked the fires initially though some were undoubtedly set. The fires are under control at this point. Oh, and you guys should understand that there is not a street in the city of Detroit that does not have abandoned houses on it.

60-80 house fires in Detroit is nothing. During Devils Night, there used to be 400-600 fires in a single night. I worked a couple of those nights in a non detroit PD LE agency in Detroit and it was pretty spooky.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:13:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
One may hope...that the fire spreads to Washington, DC.


QFT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:14:35 PM EDT
Prayers for my brothers on the DFD. I can't imagine doing a job in a city no one cares about.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:14:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MauserMark:
says up to 80 fires right now.

Apparently that's still not enough to warrant front page on any of the main news sites.

Imagine if 80 homes/buildings were on fire in Los Angeles.

Since what, 4PM yeah? Time enough to report on it I'd say.... nobody gives a fuck.


The Liberal Utopia is alight... let the motherfucker burn.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:16:25 PM EDT
Insurance $$$? Can't get anything for the houses on the market...
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:21:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RUM:
Originally Posted By Admiral_Crunch:
I see the William Tecumseh Sherman Urban Renewal Plan is in effect.


I'm sorry, I'm not one to joke about others misfortune.... But that is funny


Columbia SC burned in large part due to excess of loose and baled cotton that filled the city. Pretty sure there are no cottton-pickers in Detroit, so you can't blame Sherman's guys this time.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:28:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1srelluc:
Zero could show up with his fiddle.


This is just a practice run, he's waiting for the main event.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:29:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 7:30:10 PM EDT by _DR]

Fire tends to take care of the weeds and trash.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 7:30:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cmjohnson:
One may hope...that the fire spreads to Washington, DC.


too many fire breaks between the two.
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