Marquette Fire Department

MARQUETTE, MI--   One person was injured in a garage fire in Marquette Tuesday.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Fire Department is warning people that ice in the lower harbor may shift or break up with warmer weather this week.

Higher temperatures and strong currents could cause the ice to deteriorate rapidly. Officials are notifying residents because of the recent popularity of walking and skating at the lower harbor.

They say if you do go out on the ice, let someone know where you’re going, do not go alone and check current ice condition reports before you go.

The fire department says when in doubt, do not go out.

MARQUETTE, MI--   RTI Surgical of Marquette is closed due to a chemical leak.

The Marquette Fire Department was dispatched Saturday around 8 a.m. to North River Park Circle on a report that a heat treat furnace had filled the building with a chemical smell. Firefighters found employees had evacuated the building and were outside. The area involved was filled with an orange plume and a clear liquid was on the floor.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Firefighters return to Marquette street corners Friday and Saturday to Fill the Boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

For more than 60 years firefighters have stood on corners or at storefronts to collect donations in their boots from pedestrians and motorists. The funds help kids and adults with muscle-debilitating diseases live the life they’ve always imagined, without limits.

Last year Marquette City Firefighters received more than $13,000 in donations from the community.

MARQUETTE, MI--   A Marquette resident was injured when his car caught on fire Monday night. 

The Marquette Fire Department was called to 1102 Grant Street around 10:35 p.m. for a reported garage fire. They found a vehicle in a detached garage in flames.

The man who reported the incident had tried to extinguish the fire and suffered burns to his extremities. He was taken to UPHS-Marquette for treatment. His condition is unknown.

Firefighters extinguished the flames with about 400 gallons of water.

No other injuries were reported.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Fire has heavily damaged a house in Marquette. 

The City Fire Department was dispatched Thursday around 7:40 a.m. to 1900 Clark Street and found smoke and flames coming from the front of the house. Firefighters discovered a large fire in both attic areas of the home.

It took personnel two hours to extinguish the fire.

All occupants of the house were able to evacuate without injury. They’re being assisted by the Pigs-n-Heat Fire Relief Fund.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Firefighters spent nearly eight hours trying to extinguish a warehouse fire in Marquette Thursday morning. 

A report came in around midnight that a structure at the corner of Hawley Street and Presque Isle Avenue was in flames. After firefighters arrived the large storage garage became fully engulfed. The Incident Commander then called a third alarm for additional personnel.

Firefighters worked to control the original blaze as well as protect homes around the warehouse. One family was evacuated and is being helped by the Pigs-n-Heat Fire Relief Fund.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The state Fire Marshal was in Marquette Saturday to talk about how to deal with firefighting foam that could contaminate drinking water. 

The foam contains a class of chemicals called PFAS, which are toxic to humans.

Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer and Marquette Fire Chief Ian Davis held a roundtable discussion about the state’s efforts to protect drinking water. Sehlmeyer is part of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team. He’s getting input from fire departments across the state with an aim toward developing methods to dispose of the foam properly.

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Fire Department doesn’t want the public to be overly concerned if smoke is seen near Presque Isle Park. 

Crews will be training this week at a vacant residence at 3152 Island Beach Road. The house is scheduled to be demolished, so the fire department is using it for training exercises.

Residents may see some light smoke in the area from a smoke generator, but the house will not be actively burned. Firefighters are asking residents to use caution in the area.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Marquette firefighters are once again taking to the streets to help out the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

On July 27 and 28 eight firefighters will stand at four intersections and collect money for the MDA in boots. They’ll be at Cleveland and McClellan, Third and Hewitt, Pine and Fair, and Front and Washington. Some will also roam the Blueberry Fest downtown.

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