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Published June 7, 2019

ROYAL OAK — On June 7, 44th District Court Magistrate Donald Chisolm arraigned 33-year-old Thomas Elliott Manes, formerly of Royal Oak, on 14 felonious charges related to suspicious fires in the northeastern section of the city dating back to 2015.

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Published June 7, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — An SUV that went up in flames at a gas station in Madison Heights could have led to catastrophe, had it not been for the quick thinking of the gas station’s clerk.

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Published June 5, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — The population in Rochester Hills is expected to grow over the next 10 years, which officials say will only increase the city’s emergency call volume. Rochester Hills Fire Chief Sean Canto said one of the priorities of the Fire Department is maintaining its current level of service  — which includes a six-minute response time — with an increasing and continually aging population.

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Published May 31, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — An SUV that went up in flames at a gas station in Madison Heights could have led to catastrophe, had it not been for the quick thinking of the gas station’s clerk. 

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Published May 29, 2019

TROY — Troy Fire Station 4’s Lt. Patrick Durham was chosen by his peers as the 2019 Troy Firefighter of the Year.

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Published May 28, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 69-year-old man is dead after an apartment fire at the Beechwood Townhomes in Harrison Township on May 26.

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Published May 21, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE — Local firefighters rolled out this May on a mission to install free smoke detectors in homes in communities across Michigan.

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Published May 17, 2019

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A three-story home that neighbors and workers said has stood tall on Yorkshire Road for more than 100 years will now likely have to come down after fire tore through the third floor the afternoon of May 16.

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Published May 13, 2019

WARREN — A fire that reportedly caused $250,000 in structural damage to an apartment building near Frazho and Ryan roads May 5 officially remained under investigation after four days, but investigators pointed to an electrical issue as the most likely cause.

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Published May 1, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Firefighters from several local departments were called to battle a late-night fire April 27.

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Published May 1, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Danger lurks around every corner for emergency responders. They aren’t fazed when charging into a dilapidated building engulfed in flames or assisting patients with severe trauma and infectious diseases, but when responding to a call on the roadway, firefighters know never to turn their backs on the deadliest threat they encounter — traffic.

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Published April 30, 2019

FERNDALE — The Ferndale Fire Department is in a transitional period right now, as the city will soon need to hire a new fire chief. In early April, former Chief Kevin Sullivan officially submitted his letter of retirement to the city after nine years as head of the Fire Department and more than 30 years of service.

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Published April 23, 2019

EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE/ST. CLAIR SHORES — Several fire departments across Michigan are offering their residents the opportunity to receive up to six smoke detectors and get them installed in their homes by trained firefighters.

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Published April 23, 2019

HAZEL PARK — A recent structure fire has officials in Hazel Park reminding residents that batteries should only be used as directed.

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Published April 22, 2019

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EASTPOINTE/ROSEVILLE/ST. CLAIR SHORES — Several fire departments across Michigan are offering their residents the opportunity to receive up to six smoke detectors and get them installed in their homes by trained firefighters.

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Published April 22, 2019

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Thanks to a local civic group and a local business, the Fire Department has received some “wish list” items.

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Published April 22, 2019

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — A historical barn on the grounds of the Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is no more after an afternoon fire broke out two weeks ago, but luckily no one was hurt, according to public safety officers.

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Published April 22, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township has decided that selling its decommissioned Fire Station No. 4 to one of its other departments is the best option at this time.

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Published April 18, 2019

MOUNT CLEMENS — Local fire departments responded to two large structure fires the weekend of April 13-14. And while there were no fatalities, fire officials are using the incidents to remind residents of the importance of working smoke detectors in the home.

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Published April 15, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Shelby Township Firefighters Local 1338 recently made a big donation to help young children who have faced a tragic event from a fire. Local 1338 made a donation of $32,600 to Great Lakes Burn Camp during the Shleby Township Board of Trustees meeting April 2.

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