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LeDuff: Some Detroit Fire Stations Need to be Condemned

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Deputy Fire Commissioner Fred Wheeler erupts in anger in front of FOX 2 cameras. All of this happening the same day Detroit breaks ground on the new headquarters for police and fire. While the top brass get new diggs, firefighters are forced to work in filthy conditions.

The new Public Safety Building will cost the city $60 million for the state of the art facility. Meanwhile, several fire stations in Detroit are is such deplorable condition, some say they should be condemned.

If you want something to change, feel free to contact Mayor Dave Bing at 313-224-3400.

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UPDATE:

Mayor Dave Bing issued a statement Wednesday that reads, "My administration is taking this matter very seriously. We understand there was a confrontation between Deputy Fire Commissioner Fred Wheeler and FOX 2 reporter Charlie LeDuff. We are investigating the incident and we'll make a decision based on our findings."

Meanwhile, Charlie did some digging and says the commissioner's actions are a clear violation of city policy. Click on the second video in the player to watch an update to his original story.

 

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