Blazing vehicles cause early morning house fire in Hills neighborhood

By: Jonathan Shead | Farmington Press | Published November 23, 2020

 Farmington Hills firefighters work to extinguish an early morning Nov. 21 house fire that started after two vehicles in the garage went up in flames.

Farmington Hills firefighters work to extinguish an early morning Nov. 21 house fire that started after two vehicles in the garage went up in flames.

Photo provided by the Farmington Hills Fire Department

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Firefighters extinguished two vehicles engulfed in flames in an attached garage at a home in the 28000 block of Kendallwood Drive during the early hours Nov. 21. 

According to a news release, firefighters from all five Farmington Hills fire stations arrived at the scene at 1:25 a.m. to find flames blazing and engulfing the garage area of the home. In less than a minute, the firefighters were able to start dousing the fire with water and began to search the home for occupants. 

Two residents were found present at the time of the fire, and neither sustained injuries from the blaze. The residents told fire personnel they were woken up by the smell of smoke. They quickly called 911, and found their exit out of their one-story home by jumping out of a bedroom window. 

Farmington Hills Fire Chief Jon Unruh said his firefighters’ aggressive tactics to eradicate the blaze helped decrease the overall damage. 

“This is an excellent example of aggressive tactics used by our firefighters to stop the progression of the fire,” he said in a statement. “Due to the quick response, there was extraordinarily little damage done to the interior of the home.” 

Fire personnel continue to investigate the fire, but a press release states that “all indications show that it was accidental.” 

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