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Funkycarrie
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Post Number: 196
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 6:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I see grey-black smoke over by Ford Field...anyone know whats up?
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Haydenth
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Looking out my window towards downtown now (from Midtown). I see no smoke.

Better question: what was on fire last night at about 3:30Am? I was awoken in my apt (on Cass & Kirby) by about 15-20 minutes worth of fire engines, ambulances, and cops going down Cass and Woodward.
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Funkycarrie
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm over in Lafayette Park...about 5 minutes ago there was a ton of smoke, but its dwindling.
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Tayshaun22
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It's 4/20, come on now! Bagman's burning one.
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Goat
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Actually the smoke is coming from the Mexicantown area (or a bit north of there).
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Mauser765
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Huge rowhouse fire in SW Detroit - I can see the smoke from Harper Woods at Eastland.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 7:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It seems to be around Michigan Avenue or so. Quite a distance east, though, from Patton Park.
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Drdetroit
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 8:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Talk about real time this is great!
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 446
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 9:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A garage fire led to a house fire and then four commercial establishments at Junction & Otis--about where I thought it would be. Insufficient water pressure from the hydrants didn't help. Another plus for the Detroit Water Commission!
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Lilpup
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 9:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It had a good start before the fire dept even got there - the wooden parts of the structures looked tinder dry. When I passed by the entire garage was engulfed and no trucks were on scene yet. Could tell right away that the whole little cluster was probably a goner.

ps I think most or all of the involved storefronts on Junction were empty

(Message edited by lilpup on April 20, 2006)
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 9:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When Cadillac left, others followed. Especially taverns...
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Rocket_city
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 10:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Haydenth, I woke up to those 3:30 sirens last night too...I'm at Woodward and E. Hancock.
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Thecarl
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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 11:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

to see what's currently burning, go to http://www.whatsonfirenow.com

no, but really...

why is detroit so...combustible???

negligence, destructiveness, and profiteers.

i remember a lot of flint being burned down in the 80's. at least once a month, in my neighborhood, there was a really good fire. i lived near the riverfront, and some conflagrations featured the demise of beautiful classic buildings integral to the boom of michigan's industrial might.

it was widely rumored that the fires had much to do with the desire to redevelop the riverfront, and the city's collection on insurance.

other things burned because of people hating what they were seeing, like the house of prostitution near second and grand traverse. it was right behind where i lived, and i still remember the dude at night giving instructions to the girls regarding what street corners they would work. it's no surprise that thing got torched.

abandoned buildings too...for some people who lived in them, it was a way of eradicating a bitter past. they'd burn the thing and move on.
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Lowell
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 12:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just saw the TV pictures. It was near the venerable St. Hedwig's cathedral whose twin spires could be seen in the background.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f= q&hl=en&q=detroit,+mi&ll=42.32 818,-83.109319&spn=0.003704,0. 009989&t=h&om=1
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Chow
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 12:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There was a lot of black smoke coming from just beyond the incinerator. I caught it driving home from work at about 9.
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Pffft
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 12:36 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apparently people lived in those buildings, upstairs, but fortunately the building owner was in the hospital, and the other tenant wasn't home.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 2:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It was just kitty corner from Hedwig's - across the street and about a half block north.
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Bagman
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 5:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tayshaun22:
Thanks for the shout out...That smoke could not have been mine. We didn't get going at The Buzz Bar on Larned untill about 9pm. It was the 2nd Annual 420 Festival.......We were puff'n right there on Larned....Detroit Style....Matter a fact, I saw Saul Green (former US Attorney) going into OPUS ONE as I was standing across the street puffing on a Super Silver Haze joint celebrating 4/20....John Sinclair would have been proud!
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

There was a lot of black smoke coming from just beyond the incinerator. I caught it driving home from work at about 9.


that was a house fire on the 94 service drive just east of the incinerator, I just happend to drive past..thought that was monday I believe
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Danny
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes folks it was a apt. fire at SW Detroit. It was deliberately set for a act of personal vendetta. One of my street prophets saw 2 men running away from the scene.
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Drm
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 10:59 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

One of my street prophets saw 2 men running away from the scene.


I'm confused. I thought you said that you weren't The Ghettoman?
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Pamequus
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Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

duh....what is a street prophet??
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Danny
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 1:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Drm,

I'm NOT THE GHETTOMAN. I'm a one of the representive Street Prophets #174 Danny. The Ghettoman, like I told some of you in the forum picnic that he's a Clay Aiken look-a-like young man who founded and The Street Prophets, super organiztion that designed to overthrow all world Republican, monarchs and other authoritarian governments and replace society with the libertarian ethics of a democratic/socialist regime based upon the deontological and teological morals. His political views are democratic socialist and bureaucratic along with ethics. During the weekends, he's out in the ghettos of Detroit talking with other local black church leaders about reaching out the Detroit ghettohood communities about inceasing spiritual outreach, restoring black Detroit businesses and homes for the low-income families and fighting against the veil of ignorance that surrounds every people in the community. You can find him, if you can.
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Drm
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 4:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Now I'm even more confused. I thought Clay Aiken was white?
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Aiw
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 4:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Danny, can you post a picture of the Ghettoman?

(Message edited by aiw on April 22, 2006)
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The_aram
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 4:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What's even more entertaining about this is that Danny is now claiming he was at the picnic when at the actual event he was insisting he -wasn't- Danny, but rather another representative of the Ghettoman.
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Broken_main
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 5:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

A garage fire led to a house fire and then four commercial establishments at Junction & Otis--about where I thought it would be. Insufficient water pressure from the hydrants didn't help. Another plus for the Detroit Water Commission!




Just to let you all know. The water pressure was there. As a matter of fact there was enough pressure to put a fire out and hose down folks who just have to knock the "water commission"

If these ghetto ass people would just leave the freakin hydrants alone in the summer, then we might just have enough workable hydrants to use to put their house out when some idiot decides it is time to blaze it up!!!

(Message edited by broken_main on April 22, 2006)
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 5:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know the fire department regularly opens the hydrants. If a hydrant is defective from a previous year, for example, why wasn't it taken care of? Is this the fire department's lapse, miscommunication problem, or what?
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Harsensis
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 6:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Somebody hit a fire hydrant on Moross near St Johns Hospital last weekend. I'm waiting to see how long it takes before it is fixed.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 6:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There's another ruins of Detroit--a busted hydrant--on Central that seems to be another Lee Plaza. Some scrapper also must have literally lifted a sewer grate a few blocks away from the hydrant. A nice hole for a car to drop into.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1071
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 9:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's another problem. Scrappers walking around here with all of these manhole covers fire hydrant plugs, just about anything metal thats not held down. And, we, the public just let them walk around here with shopping carts filled with our shit.
I call the 911 and the 311 and this just isn't a concern?? I see the req's come in on those hydrants and street signs , traffic barricades etc. IT COSTS MONEY....beter yet...IT COSTS US MONEY.

Not that any of you care, but i work in a department that generates revenue and just yesterday I saw 100 people get laid off and many more forced to take a demotion.

It's these little things(open hydrants, scrappers stealing everything) that take away from the residents. If you see a guy with a sewer cover in a basket....GUESS WHAT, that cover just wasn't found in any ole city owned garbage can.
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Livernoisyard
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Posted on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 9:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ask that reporter for The Onion in Madison, WI. Make him disclose his sources!
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Barnesfoto
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Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 1:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sad...That whole block has burned one building after another.
Last I knew, they were the all owned by the same individual too...I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

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