- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit plans to replace two saws used by firefighters while responding to emergencies that were stolen from a truck as crews battled a blaze.

John Roach, a spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan, tells the Detroit Free Press (https://on.freep.com/1wtnPkj ) that the city is giving Ladder Company 22 saws for temporary use until permanent replacements arrive.

The theft took place early Sunday in a three-block area that firefighter Jeremy Mullins says had about 10 fires within three days. The saws are important tools for firefighters, with a chain saw used to open holes in roofs and the other saw to cut through wood or metal.

Mullins told the newspaper it was the second time in about two years that Ladder Company 22 had saws stolen.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, https://www.freep.com

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