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FFD assists Bridgeport with house fire

  The Frankenmuth Fire Department answered two calls last weekend, with one involving a mutual aid response for an early-morning house fire.

  Shortly before 9pm Friday, February 10, the local firefighters were called to the Frankenmuth Historical Museum, 613 South Main Street, for a fire alarm in Fischer Hall.

  “Workers were unloading equipment at the rear entrance of the hall to shoot a music video therein and they triggered the fire alarm,” FFD Chief Phil Kerns said.

  Units cleared within 20 minutes of arrival and 17 personnel responded.

  On Sunday, February 11, the FFD was summoned at 1:24am to assist the Bridgeport Township Fire Department with a ranch-style home fire. The house was located in the 5600 block of Baker Road, near Portsmouth Road.

  Upon arrival, flames were visible from the rear roof area. Engine 2 and a six-person FFD crew assisted with the fire attack and connecting them to a nearby fire hydrant.

  “The home was heavily damaged. Engine 1 with five more personnel came to assist and we exchanged our crews after about 90 minutes on the scene,” Kerns said.

  Engine 2 cleared around 4:45am and by the time clean up was done, they left the station at 6:30am. A total of 14 Frankenmuth firefighters reported to the station.

  In other FFD news, the Bavarian Arbor Gleaners donated $250 to the department through Thrivent Financial to purchase water and ice rescue equipment.

  Consumers Energy crews have been installing streetlights on Heinlein Strasse and List Street, east of Weiss Street. Most of the lights on Heinlein Strasse are working and Consumers is wiring the List Street lights.



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