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Detroit burning

It is close to 05AM Tuesday morning and yet another house is burning in Detroit.  40 minutes later the abandoned house at 3328 Dearing street is just a new number in the statistics.

The firefighters of Motor Town are among the busiest and toughest in the world. On a single shift which lasts for 24 hours, Jim Curry and his guys can go from one fire to another for hours.

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Detroit has more than 60.000 abandoned buildings. Many of them have been set on fire for no other reason than entertainment.

To quote NBC News:

“In Detroit, arsons are so frequent – about 5,000 estimated last year (2012) by the Detroit Fire Department – that authorities can only investigate about one of every five suspicious fire cases, Fire Commissioner Don Austin said.”

More on Jim, Dan and Carl later on in Hard.Land

Engine 29 with (from left) Dean Budz, Sam Vazquez and Emile Boyer.

Engine 29 with (from left) Dean Budz, Sam Vazquez and Emile Boyer.

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