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Frankenmuth Fire Dept.
Returning Snow Birds

FFD acts on four alarms, completes hose testing

   The Frankenmuth Fire Department had four alarms last week, plus some training exercises and hose testing.

  At 7:49pm Tuesday, May 21, electrical wires were reported down behind a home in the 400 block of Queens Creek Drive South. The wires were arcing and on fire.

  FFD Assistant Chief Dan Schneirla said Consumers Energy was contacted and Engine 1 stood by until they arrived to disconnect the power. A total of 18 firefighters reported and cleared the scene after one hour.

  At 4:47pm Friday, May 24, the Frankenmuth Police requested assistance at the intersection of Cass and Rosstal streets for a transformer on a utility pole that was arcing.

  FFD Crew Leader Jeff Weiss said there was a power outage and brown out in the immediate area and Consumers was called to inspect it. Police and fire stood by for 20 minutes as a Consumers crew arrived in short order and disconnected the transformer. Eleven fire personnel reported, clearing the scene within 30 minutes.  ......

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