Fire News

Published February 21, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Thanks to several local sponsors and supporters, Mount Clemens Fire Department Local 838 is giving away free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to the community it serves.

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Published February 19, 2019

ROCHESTER — The Rochester Fire Department is making some big changes in 2019. For the first time in the department’s history, the city’s firefighters are now city employees.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — Improperly installed heat tape applied to keep pipes from freezing ignited insulation in an attic at Homewood Suites, 1495 Equity Drive, near Maple and Crooks roads, just before 1:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

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Published February 12, 2019

CENTER LINE — Investigators believe a residential fire that apparently started in the basement of a home on Ritter Street, near 10 Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue, on Feb. 11 was most likely caused by discarded smoking materials.   

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Published February 8, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — New air packs and a new firefighter are making their way to the St. Clair Shores Fire Department, which is now fully staffed with the hiring of Mark Van Baak, of Troy, according to Fire Chief James Piper.

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Published February 8, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Wicked cold weather has had the St. Clair Shores Fire Department busy fighting fires tied to faulty electrical wiring, combustibles stored too close to a hot water heater, and a malfunctioning dryer.

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Published February 7, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — West Bloomfield Fire Marshal Byron Turnquist wants you to have fun on the ice, but there are parameters, he said.

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Published January 31, 2019

CLAWSON — At approximately 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, a Clawson police officer on patrol noticed smoke coming from a home on 14 Mile Road, west of Rochester Road, across the street from Guardian Angels Catholic Church.

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Published January 30, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — After taking a month off, winter is hitting Michigan with a vengeance, closing schools, causing snow emergencies and leading to residents huddling at home to stay warm.

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Published January 30, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Residents of a local apartment complex are utilizing emergency response services after a recent fire displaced them from their homes. 

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Published January 29, 2019

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Fire Department recognized several individuals at the Roseville City Council meeting Jan. 22 for making both the department and the community a better place.

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Published January 25, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — When the thermometer goes down, fire-related incidents go up. Half of all home heating fires occur during the months of December, January and February, according to the Madison Heights Fire Department.

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Published January 24, 2019

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Fire Department responded to a house fire on Waldorf Street near Marquette Street in Roseville that occurred at approximately 4 a.m. Jan 21.

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Published January 23, 2019

WARREN — Emergency crews dispatched to a commercial structure on 10 Mile Road, west of Mound Road, Jan. 23 extinguished a small fire in a room adjacent to a space where they found dozens of marijuana plants growing.

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Published January 16, 2019

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Fire Department report, given to the Board of Trustees Jan. 9, states there were 5,205 emergency incidents in 2018. That’s a 2-percent increase from 2017.

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Published January 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Safety and slippery conditions normally don’t go together, but the two will be in harmony when the Sterling Heights Police and Fire departments host a new winter outreach event in February. The city of Sterling Heights will hold its first Sterling Winter Skate Feb. 9 at Dodge Park’s farmers market pavilion and ice rink.

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Published January 14, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — A man died after reportedly being electrocuted while creating artwork using electricity and wood.

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Published January 11, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Requests to outfit a new ambulance approved in December led to inquiries from City Council members as to why they weren’t notified earlier of single-source purchases.

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Published January 8, 2019

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — By this time next year — and as long as everything remains on schedule — the Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Safety will have a new ladder firetruck.

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Published January 8, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Fire Department promoted two of its members to leadership positions in a ceremony that took place Jan. 2.

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