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Firefighter Benefit This Weekend

Detroit Firefighter Movie


The awarding winning documentary “Burn” is showing this weekend at the Washington Pavilion.

The film chronicles one year in the life of Detroit firefighters who are underpaid, underfunded and working with broken down equipment.

Since 1950, the population of Detroit has dropped from 1.8 million to 713,000, leaving some neighborhoods resembling war zones with some of the highest arson rates in the world.

Detroit sees, on average, 30 structure fires a day.  Firefighters estimate that more than 90% of those are set intentionally.

By comparison, Los Angeles, with a population of 4 million, sees 11 structure fires per day.

The movie is touring around the country as a way of raising necessary funds for the Detroit Fire Department.

Bob Gard, who’s with the South Dakota Firefighters Association, stopped by the Main Street Cafe Thursday morning to visit with Chad about the special showing.

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For ticket information, click here.

The first showing is Friday at 8 pm, the second showing Saturday at 7 pm.

To watch a clip of the movie, click here.

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