house fire

ESCANABA, MI--   No injuries are reported from a house fire in Escanaba.

Saturday around 8:10 p.m. Escanaba Public Safety officers were dispatched to

819 North 19th Street on a report of a fire. When they arrived, officers saw flames shooting out of the two front windows of the house.

Firefighters entered the home and were able to suppress the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Ford River Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

WELLS TOWNSHIP, MI--   A home in Escanaba has been damaged by fire. 

Public Safety officers were dispatched just before noon Tuesday to 3343 US-2 & 41 in Wells Township and saw flames coming from the second-story window. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control with help from the Ford River Township Fire Department and compressed air foam.

Officers were on the scene for about two hours. Fire damage was kept to the second floor.

Five family members were able to escape the house without injury.

ESCANABA, MI--   A house in Escanaba was ravaged by fire over the weekend.

Public Safety officers were called Saturday around 2:15 a.m. to 408 South 18th Street and found heavy smoke coming out of the eaves. Several minutes later flames vented through the roof.

Officers located the fire in the attic space and were able to get it under control. Due to the construction of the house it took some time to fully extinguish the 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.