Firefighters pose in front of a burning house in Detroit for NYE photo

Firefighters pose in front of a burning house in Detroit for NYE photo

The fire commissioner of Detroit revealed that an investigation will be initiated to determine the circumstances behind a New Year’s Eve photograph that shows 18 firefighters posing in front of a burning house. The photo, which was posted on Facebook with the caption ’crews take a moment to get a selfie on New Years!’ has now been removed.

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Gradient Flow 3 months

I remember seeing a documentary about arson on abandoned houses in Detroit. It was so bad that in order save money, firefighters just watch the house burn and only make sure it doesn't spread to other houses. I wonder if they were just standing around and waiting for the fire to stop when midnight struck and decided to use the opportunity for a photo.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 3 months

Ridiculous: the lighting on the photo is all wrong.

Based Haole
Based Haole 3 months

look at nagasaki before and after the look at Detroit before and after the 40s

david dindu
david dindu 3 months

the after picture looks better than the before

Pj Sina
Pj Sina 3 months

I fail to see what is wrong

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 3 months

That's a pretty badass picture to post in the station, though XD

bobby_5150 3 months

This is what's called gentrification.

Fin 3 months

Wtf is wrong with ppl...

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