house fire

ESCANABA, MI--   No injuries were reported in an Escanaba house fire over the weekend.

Saturday around 12:45 a.m. Escanaba Public Safety was dispatched to a residence at 1406 Sheridan Road. Officers saw flames coming from the rear of the house and the attic.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the flames. They were on the scene for two hours.

No one was injured in the fire, which remains under investigation.

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP, MI--   Houghton County Sheriff’s deputies say fire in a burn barrel led to a structure fire in Portage Township Tuesday. 

Around 4:10 p.m. officials responded to the Sheridan Place on US-41. They say fire in a barrel ignited a nearby wooden fence, which ignited a storage shed, which then ignited a neighboring log home.

Deputies say the home was unoccupied at the time and no injuries are reported.

Officials are reminding residents to check the Michigan DNR’s Burn Permits Management System website before burning any debris.

GLADSTONE, MI--   Firefighters in the Gladstone/Escanaba area responded to two house fires this week.

The Gladstone Public Safety Department says Monday around 2:30 p.m. volunteer firefighters and personnel from the Escanaba Township Fire Department responded to 1311 Delta Avenue. Fire on the second floor of the house was extinguished.

No injuries were reported, but the home suffered smoke and water damage.

The cause remains under investigation.

ESCANABA, MI--   Quick thinking by an Escanaba woman kept fire from spreading through a residence.

Public Safety officers were called Wednesday around 4:35 p.m. to a house on the 600 block of 8th Street Road. The fire was in an upstairs apartment occupied by an Escanaba couple and their three infant children.

STAMBAUGH TOWNSHIP, MI--   An Iron County man has been seriously injured in a house fire.

Tuesday around 12:20 p.m. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence on Little Deer Road in Stambaugh Township and found the structure fully engulfed.

A witness reported the lone occupant of the home was seen exiting the burning building.

Johnathan Zawislak, 39, of Iron River was taken to Iron River Aspirus hospital, then transferred to the Duluth Burn Unit for treatment of serious burns.

DRUMMOND ISLAND, MI--   A house fire has claimed two lives in the far eastern U.P.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office was called Sunday around 9:50 p.m. to a home on Johnswood Road on Drummond Island. They found the house fully engulfed. 911 calls indicated there were two people inside the house at the time.

Kyle Ray Messenger, 30, and his 5-year-old son reportedly died in the fire.

The incident remains under investigation. Deputies and detectives are processing the scene with the Michigan State Police Fire Marshal.

ESCANABA, MI--   No major damage is reported, following a house fire in Escanaba. 

Public Safety Officers were called Monday around 9:45 p.m. to 211 N. 16th Street and found vinyl siding near the front door on fire. An officer used a fire extinguisher until the fire truck arrived. Personnel attacked the flames until they were extinguished.

No injuries were sustained.

Preliminary investigation indicates a discarded cigarette is the likely cause of the 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.