Thursday, February 3, 2022

Team effort

Firefighters from the City of Romulus were dispatched to a major blaze at a commercial building early Saturday morning, Jan. 29. Firefighters said the alarm came just at shift change at the department requiring an off duty crew to respond to the man the fire station. Firefighters and equipment from the Metro Airport, Taylor and Wayne fire departments arrived at the scene near Inkster Road and Beverly in case extra help was needed battling the blaze in the 13-degree temperatures. Firefighters said the cold temperatures and intensity of the blaze required "constant rotation" of firefighters.
Romulus fire officials said help from the Romulus Department of Public Works was invaluable in providing heavy equipment to remove collapsed metal from the building roof so firefighters could extinguish remaining "hot spots" at the site of the blaze. Officials said that city building department inspectors were already at the site Sunday to assess safety at the structure which was estimated to be a total loss. No injuries were reported in the incident.