Denis Leary is the executive producer of 'Burn,' a documentary film about firefighters

From executive producer Denis Leary, Burn takes viewers into the heart of Detroit, home to one of the worst arson rates in the world thanks in part to an economic downturn which left the city with vast stretches of abandoned buildings to serve as kindling. Burn, directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, follows the men and women charged with containing the spread of destruction and saving the once-roaring city.

"The footage is amazing that these people have captured," Leary told CBS News. "Some of these [firefighters] are going out and fighting 10 real fires a night. Sometimes they are actually at a fire and only a block away they see another fire start."

—MATT GERISH