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Trash fire burns Breitung Township property

BREITUNG TOWNSHIP, MI— Some property was lost after a trash fire burned out of control in Breitung Township Saturday night.

The Breitung Township Fire Department was dispatched just after 6:30 p.m. to 405 Henford Avenue on a report of a possible structure fire. When they arrived, crews found a huge trash fire that had the potential to burn three nearby homes.

Firefighters initially attacked the flames with a deck gun, as the fire was in a location that was difficult to access. The Breitung Township Department of Public Works was called in with a backhoe to help clear a path to the fire.

No injuries or structural damage were reported, but some property was burned.

Assisting firefighters at the scene were the Michigan State Police, Kingsford Public Safety, Breitung Township Department of Public Works, and WE Energies.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.