posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 01:27 PM
We had a similar fire happen where I live, where a bum didn't extinguish his cigarette entirely, it smoldered underground for days until it sparked a
grass-fire in an abandoned field. The winds carried sparks several blocks away until three entire city blocks were in flames and over a dozen homes
With these fires in Detroit, a live powerline went down in a semi-deserted neighborhood, and probably had been down for a while. When faced with high
winds, that downed powerline finally came in contact with something metallic, caused sparks, which ignited a fire in a garage that spread. The high
winds continued to acerbate the problem by carrying sparks for blocks.
When even 755 powerlines went down from the fires, the Power Company in Detroit was still unaware that any lines were down!?!?! It seems they found
out that they had down lines from the Television broadcasts of the fire after the Fire Marshall commented to reporters that the cause was due to a
Conspiracy, pointing fingers, or just a testament to how spartan and stretched Public Services in Detroit have become?
I doubt Conspiracy here, being that you are talking about three or four blocks that were consumed by fires in Detroit. The plan to demolish 40% of
Detroit and return it back to it's ruralized state would require thousands of blocks to be demolished. An out of control fire that takes out three or
four blocks would hardly be worthy of the time to do a cover-up and wouldn't even be a kick-start to the re-ruralization of Detroit.