Fire News

Published September 18, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Tears and smiles accompanied the Sterling Heights City Council’s congratulations of Fire Chief Chris Martin ahead of his planned Sept. 30 retirement.

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Published September 17, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and it resonates across all sectors of society — including fire departments across America.

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Published September 14, 2020

WARREN — An overheated appliance may have caused an early morning kitchen fire that damaged Red Lobster in Warren recently. 

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Published September 14, 2020

STERLING HEIGHTS — Sterling Heights public safety officials are warning people to be careful when cooking after a second-floor apartment fire resulted in two injuries.

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Published September 8, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — The Rochester Hills Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle crash and fire on North Adams Road, just north of Walton Boulevard, at around 5 p.m. Aug. 31.

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Published September 4, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Fire Department and the Farmington Public Safety Department are incorporating new technology to enhance their emergency medical service efforts amidst COVID-19 and beyond.

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Published September 4, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP —The Shelby Township Fire Department was called to an apartment complex in the 51000 block of Mound Road, north of 23 Mile Road, for smoke coming from an apartment window Aug. 18.

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Published September 4, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Fire Department received a call at 9:36 a.m. Aug. 30 that a kayak had been spotted flipped upside-down in the Clinton River near Yates Cider Mill.

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Published September 3, 2020

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — September is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Preparedness Month. Local first responders want to get the word out about how residents can better keep themselves and their families safe in the event of an emergency.

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Published September 3, 2020

WARREN — On Aug. 8, Warren firefighter paramedics were dispatched to a home on Patricia Avenue, where a father and son were found unconscious. They’d been working in the basement, using a gas-powered saw to cut cement.

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Published September 3, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — In late June, George Agnello decided to go for a bike ride with his wife. But the pair didn’t get to leave on their ride before he passed out.

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Published August 24, 2020

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Many workers have been on the frontlines of protecting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published August 24, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township woman is facing a 10-year felony charge after allegedly pouring gasoline onto a home and then threatening to burn it down after a domestic dispute Aug. 16.

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Published August 11, 2020

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — He was known around the department as a mentor for younger officers, a model father, a jokester and, more than anything, an exceptional public safety sergeant.  

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Published August 10, 2020

FRASER — After two decades, a new utility vehicle is now being utilized by the fire division of the Fraser Department of Public Safety.

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Published August 10, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A kitchen fire broke out inside an apartment at the Spring Hill Apartments, near West Utica and Ryan roads, July 27.

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Published August 10, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Township Fire Department was called to a report of smoke coming from a home on Churchill Drive, near 23 Mile and Mound roads, July 23.

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Published August 7, 2020

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Fire Department responded to a house fire July 30 on Shakespeare Avenue, near Norton Avenue, which is in the area of Nine Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue.

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Published July 29, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Witnesses described hearing a “boom and a whoosh” as a 22-foot Bayliner pulled away from Ken’s Marine Service at Michigan Harbor and burst into flames, according to St. Clair Shores Fire Chief James Piper.

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Published July 28, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee is the first African American and Southfield chief to be named as the president of the Southeastern Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs.

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