Fire News

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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Published July 27, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — During the Board of Trustees meeting July 21, the board approved the Shelby Township Fire Department’s request to purchase a forcible entry door simulator from East Coast Rescue Solutions. The forcible entry door simulator will address the Fire Department’s training needs.

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Published July 21, 2020

SOUTHFIELD/LATHRUP VILLAGE — The Southfield Fire Department had a busy night as it battled multiple fires and downed wires July 7-8.

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Published July 21, 2020

TROY — Troy firefighters fought a fire in a garage on Starr Drive, near Livernois and Big Beaver roads, July 7 and a house fire on Square Lake Road, east of Livernois Road, July 8.

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Published July 21, 2020

FARMINGTON HILLS — A 500-gallon oil fire that began burning shortly after 4 p.m. July 17 at Specialty Steel Treating Inc., 31610 Eight Mile Road, took Farmington Hills firefighters and the Detroit Metro Airport firefighters about two hours to put out. 

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Published July 20, 2020

FRANKLIN/BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP —The good news is that, in the aftermath of the fuel tanker explosion that occurred the evening of July 11 on the Interstate 75 ramp to Opdyke Road, there are no fatalities or even serious injuries.

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Published July 17, 2020

WARREN — A series of structure fires kept Warren firefighters busy in early July. As southeast Michigan basked in a prolonged stretch of summertime heat with daytime highs peaking above the 90 degree mark for a full week, crews battled three fires over a four-day period straddling the July Fourth holiday.

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Published July 17, 2020

WARREN — In late June, Warren City Councilman Garry Watts questioned the status of the city’s Fire Department and its staffing level after saying he learned Station No. 4 was closed at least temporarily on June 20, the Saturday before Father’s Day.

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Published July 10, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Dry weather conditions and high temperatures contributed to a high possibility of a brush fire occurring locally during the first week of July, and that potential flared up recently on eastbound Interstate 94 between Stephens Street and 10 Mile Road.

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Published July 9, 2020

CLAWSON/ROYAL OAK — Both Clawson and Royal Oak first responders reported that calls for service significantly decreased during the Fourth of July weekend.

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Published July 8, 2020

ROYAL OAK/CLAWSON — A fast and furious storm hit a portion of Royal Oak July 7.

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Published July 7, 2020

TROY — Jeff Gifford, Troy’s Firefighter of the Year, was interested in firefighting from a young age.

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Published July 7, 2020

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — At 23 years old, Grosse Pointe Farms’ Engine 3, a fire pumper truck, still looks good on the outside, but public safety officials say interior controls are another matter.

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Published July 7, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — A Shelby Township family is now without a home after a fire broke out in their residence June 30 in the Bannister Lakes Subdivision, near 21 Mile and Schoenherr roads.

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