Fire News

Published February 19, 2018

ROCHESTER — Firefighters from five local departments battled a fire at a 16-unit condominium complex in the 400 block of Romeo Road over the weekend. 

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Published February 19, 2018

TROY — Firefighters were called to a home on Emerald Lake, in the John R and Square Lake roads area, just after 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 on a report that smoke was coming from the garage of a large, one-story home. 

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Published February 1, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Fire Department officially closed Fire Station No. 3 for demolition Jan. 26. 

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Published January 31, 2018

Some local everyday heroes work around the clock, and they’re not about to stop. 

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Published January 30, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Firefighters in three neighboring departments are getting new radios thanks to a federal grant, and now St. Clair Shores has approved the purchase of the radios and associated equipment.

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Published January 29, 2018

UTICA — Six townhomes were badly damaged, with three said to be destroyed, after a two-alarm fire broke out at around 10:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, on Birchcrest Street.

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Published January 26, 2018

ROYAL OAK — At approximately 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26, according to Royal Oak Fire Chief David Cummins, first responders received a report of a possible fire at Holiday Market, 1203 S. Main St., north of Interstate 696.

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Published January 23, 2018

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A gift from a Grosse Pointe Shores resident is going to be used to purchase some new gear for the Public Safety Department. Thanks to three donations from a Shores resident who asked to remain anonymous, the city will be able to purchase new breathing apparatuses for public safety officers.

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Published January 23, 2018

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The city’s newest fire chief came from around the world to serve in St. Clair Shores.

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Published January 23, 2018

The Eastpointe and Roseville fire departments have both had increases in their yearly numbers and spoke with the Eastsider to explain their 2017 calls-for-service numbers. 

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Published January 22, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — The West Bloomfield Fire Department responded to a call of a fire in a residence the morning of Jan. 15. 

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Published January 18, 2018

TROY — Firefighters contained a fire in the Three Oaks Apartments, on Three Oaks Boulevard, near Wattles Road and Interstate 75, to the apartment where it started just before 2:30 p.m. Jan. 17. 

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Published January 17, 2018

The Rochester Fire Department, like many volunteer fire departments across the nation, is struggling to attract volunteer firefighters.

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Published January 16, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Clinton Township Fire Department is expected to consolidate its dispatch service this March with the Macomb County Communications and Technology Center, or COMTEC.

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Published January 12, 2018

Promotions took place at the Eastpointe Fire Department at 10 a.m. Jan. 11, as three members of the department were promoted to sergeant, lieutenant and battalion chief rankings. 

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Published January 12, 2018

The Sterling Heights Fire Department moved as quickly as it could to put out a fire at an automotive parts supplier Jan. 8, and it received help from neighboring agencies to complete the job, said officials.

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Published January 9, 2018

TROY — A fire inside a wall on the second floor of a unit at the Somerset Park Apartments, on Golfview Drive, near Maple Road and Coolidge Highway, ignited just before 1 p.m. Dec. 27. 

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Published January 4, 2018

A detached two-car garage went down in flames the day before Christmas Eve, with investigators saying a portable heater may be to blame. 

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Published December 27, 2017

TROY — Firefighters put aside their planned training session the evening of Dec. 26 to help a cat stuck in a tree in the frigid temperatures. 

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Published December 27, 2017

 A fire at Sam’s Ferndale Grill likely caused between $60,000 and $100,000 in damage, according to the city’s fire marshal.

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