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Detroit, MI - October 31, 2011 at 1720 hours Companies from the 6th Battalion responded to the area of Gratiot and Sylvester on the report of a dwelling fire. Leaving Quarters L10 reported heavy smoke in the area of Gratiot and Ellery and the first Engine would be stretching. E23 arriving on the scene reported they were stretching on a vacant 1 1/2 story wood frame going through out. Heavy fire was observed on the first floor and crews took a defensive posture in fighting this fire. L10 was placed to the roof and vertical ventilation operations were performed. Upon deeming the structure safe to enter C6 allowed crews inside to complete the knock down of the fire and perform overhaul operations. E9/23/41 L10 S3 and C6 worked at this fire. Submitted by Jason Frattini

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