house fire

GLADSTONE, MI--   A Gladstone house sustained serious smoke damage from a fire over the weekend.

Gladstone Public Safety officers were called Sunday around 1:15 p.m. to the 1100 block of Minnesota Avenue. When they arrived the house was full of smoke.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, which likely originated from a large bag of batteries being stored in the rear entry of the house.

No injuries are reported, but it’s believed the homeowner’s three cats perished in the fire.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba Public Safety was called to a house fire in the city Sunday. 

Around 5 a.m. firefighters responded to the 300 block of North 14th Street and saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of the residence. The fire was knocked down and quickly brought under control.

Firefighters stayed at the scene for about three-and-a-half hours putting out hot spots.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

ISHPEMING, MI--   An Ishpeming house being used to grow medical marijuana burned down Wednesday.

WLUC-TV says firefighters were called around 2:30 p.m. to the 400 block of West Johnson Street. They found heavy smoke coming from the structure and flames on the roof. Officials say power lines connected to the house burned off, leaving live lines on the ground.

Firefighters stayed at the scene for about three hours.

GWINN, MI--    Officers discovered a meth lab following a house fire in Gwinn Wednesday.

Forsyth Township Police were called Wednesday evening to 55 East Riling, lot 27 on a report of a structure fire with one person inside. Upon arrival, officers found a man trying to drive away from the residence. There was no one inside the house.

investigation revealed the production of meth was the likely cause of the fire. Officers also uncovered evidence of past meth production.

HUMBOLDT TOWNSHIP, MI--   A home has been destroyed by fire in Humboldt Township.

WLUC-TV says it was reported around 1:40 p.m. on County Road FX. Township firefighters say the house was engulfed when they arrived. Three dogs perished in the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

No one was at home at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. An account for residents Holli Stimac and Tyler Lapointe has been set up at the TruNorth Credit Union in Ishpeming. Anttila’s Towing is also taking donations. 

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Escanaba Public Safety Department is investigating a Friday night house fire in Wells Township.

Firefighters were called around 10:30 p.m. to a residence on K.5 Lane and saw flames coming through the roof. They got the fire under control within 30 minutes. The house sustained smoke and water damage.

Officials say there were no injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The Escanaba Township Volunteer Fire Department, Delta County Sheriff’s Office, Central Dispatch, and Upper Peninsula Power Company assisted at the scene. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   Officials are investigating the cause of a fire on College Avenue in Marquette Monday.

The City Fire Department was called shortly after noon to a home at 728 West College Avenue and found light smoke coming from the second-story windows. When a crew entered the basement firefighters found heavy smoke and a moderate fire burning in a secluded area. They extinguished the flames and cleared smoke from the house.

All the home’s occupants were able to get out. No injuries are reported.

What started the fire is unknown. 

KINGSFORD, MI--   A young boy is a hero after he spotted smoke coming from a 91-year-old man’s home in Kingsford Tuesday morning. 

Kingsford Public Safety says the 9-year-old was playing outside on the 1700 block of Sherman Street around 9:30 a.m. when he saw the smoke. He told his grandmother, who called 911.

Firefighters found the elderly homeowner unconscious in his bedroom. He was taken to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for observation.

Officers say the fire started in and was confined to the attic area. The scene was cleared by 11 a.m. 

ESCANABA, MI--   Firefighters from Escanaba Public Safety battled a house fire on North 3rd Street early Tuesday morning. 

They were called to the 6300 block around 2:10 a.m. and found smoke and flames coming from the roof.

Although the house sustained heavy damage no injuries to the residents or firefighters were reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

STANTON TOWNSHIP, MI--   An arrest has been made in the case of a house fire and missing property in Stanton Township.

The fire was reported May 26 at a home near Houghton Canal Road and Osma Plat Road. After the flames were extinguished the homeowner discovered money and guns were missing. The house was a total loss.

Acting on a tip, troopers from the Calumet Post developed information that led to the arrest of a 15-year-old boy for breaking and entering and arson of a dwelling. The juvenile was petitioned into Houghton County Family/Probate Court.

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