Disaster in Midtown as the historic 1905 Forest Arms Apartments suffer a 5 alarm fire. Early reports suggest that a man locked himself in his apartment and set the fire. I believe everybody was able to get out safely, but I am not sure on that. I know the DFD helped many people escape in the early hours. I dont know about you, but I can think of nothing more terrifying than waking up with your home on fire.
[recent addition: night time fire photos from adrianplatts: http://adrianplatts.com/jpegs/Detroitv/bikeblog/index.htm]
This top floor apartment was my friend Marlos home while I was in college. I used to sit in that bay window and watch all the crazy shit go down at night. There used to be a bank of payphones across the street, and that was an epicenter of all manner of suspect activity. Crazy that the whole apartment is gone now.
Can you say “water damage” ?
The real heroes of Detroit – the mighty DFD.
God bless the DFD.