Frankenmuth Fire Report
As the month of May winds down, the Frankenmuth Fire Department recorded its 48th and 49th calls for service for 2020.
Shortly before 6:30am on Wednesday, May 13, Saginaw County Central Dispatch 911 activated the FFD for a possible field fire in the 11000 block of East Curtis Road as flames were visible from the Bavarian Inn Lodge.
FFD Chief Phil Kerns said a property owner had a permitted, legal burn for a very large brush pile. Kerns pointed out the burn took place early in the morning when there was minimal wind and the burn area was surrounded by freshly-planted, plowed fields.
Sixteen firefighters reported to the station and cleared shortly thereafter.
Shortly before 6:30am on Monday, May 18, Frankenmuth Fire was requested to the 6000 block of West Tuscola Road for a pole and transformer down and blocking roadway.
FFD Captain Doug VanWormer reported that a single utility pole snapped and was over West Tuscola, just south of Junction Road.
Consumers Energy was contacted and the Frankenmuth Police Department assisted FFD in blocking the road until the Consumers crew arrived. A total of 14 fire personnel traveled to the station, with Engine 1 and Brush 7 traveling to the scene. They cleared by 8am.
In other FFD news, following up last week’s annual truck maintenance, all truck pumps will be tested this week at the former TSD Plant 3 parking lot, just north of the fire hall. In addition, over a half-mile of hose will be tested on Friday at the same location.