Screening of ‘Burn’ in Aspen will aid Detroit firefighters

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – The fire departments of the Roaring Fork Valley are teaming with the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen to show the documentary “Burn” and raise money for the Detroit Fire Department.

Since 1950, a tough economy and changing social circumstances have combined to reduce Detroit’s population from 1.8 million to about half of that. Roughly 80,000 homes have been abandoned. Many times, social problems manifest themselves in the form of fire.

“Burn” is a documentary about Detroit through the eyes of firefighters. They get a close-up view of the best and worst of their city.

“Burn” will screened at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wheeler. The Tickets cost $15. A portion of the proceeds will be used to help purchase firefighting equipment for the Detroit Fire Department.

Actor and Aspen resident Robert Wagner will introduce the documentary. A Q-and-A session with Detroit firefighters from the film via Skype will follow the film.