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FFD investigating house fire

  The Frankenmuth Fire Department answered four alarms last week, including a structure fire just east of the city.

  The FFD were summoned at 5:38pm to a home fire at 9803 Frankenmuth Road, just inside Tuscola County, for smoke inside a residence.

  “Upon arrival, Captain Matt Vasicek noted smoke coming from roof vents and minimal flames were inside the back wall of the tri-level dwelling,” FFD Chief Phil Kerns said. “He advised that crews utilized a water extinguisher and had to open up the drywall to get into the concealed space to extinguish the fire and hot spots.”

  The attic space had smoke, but there was no spread of fire. The cause is under investigation and the home suffered approximately $5,000 damage. The two occupants were not injured. Engine 1, Engine 2, Tender 5, Truck 3 and Quad 4 responded with 19 personnel; 23 reported to the station. The FFD cleared shortly after 7:30pm.

  In other FFD alarms, personnel were called shortly after midnight on Friday, March 23, to check out a smoking furnace in the 300 block of North Haas Street.

  The thermal imaging camera found some burned electrical wiring inside the furnace’s controls. The smoke was cleared and the firefighters cleared the scene within 15 minutes.

  Later Friday morning, at 7:11am, local firefighters responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street for a fire alarm. After walking around the home and waiting for a keyholder to enter, no cause for the alarm’s activation was found after conducting an investigation. The homeowner was out of state.

  Engine 1 and Truck 3 responded with 12 personnel; 17 responded to the station. They cleared within 30 minutes.

  Run No. 22 took place at 3:19pm in the 300 block of Willow Lane. The Frankenmuth Police asked the FFD to make a forcible entry into a home whereby the elderly couple were not answering medical alarm phone calls or knocks at the door.

  �ore entry was made, the female homeowner answered the door and advised that she and her husband were fine. She never heard the phone calls or knocks,” Kerns noted.

  Engine 1 responded with six personnel and cleared 15 minutes later. A total of 11 firefighters reported to the station.


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