A city in flames: inside Detroit’s war on arson | The Verge

“We do stuff kind of old-schoolish, because that’s what we have: old-school, crap equipment,” says Scott Ziegler, a first-generation fireman who’s worked in Highland Park for four years. When he arrived, he slept in a tent; the company’s previous station had been condemned because the local government couldn’t afford repairs. It now stands empty and overgrown, roof collapsed in a spill of bricks and wood — just another abandoned building among the tens of thousands littering the area. In an almost inevitable turn, the Highland Park firefighters were called out to extinguish a fire at their own former headquarters.

via A city in flames: inside Detroit’s war on arson | The Verge.

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