Fire News

Published December 4, 2017

Saving lives brought a Shelby Township firefighter and a Troy Beaumont ER nurse together.

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Published November 14, 2017

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Township Fire Department is investigating a Nov. 11 house fire just north of Hall Road in Macomb Township that has left a family homeless.

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Published November 13, 2017

A fire that started just after 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the attached garage of a one-story home on Sheffield Street, near 14 Mile and Stephenson Highway, shot flames 15 to 18 feet high.

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Published November 6, 2017

FRASER — On Monday afternoon, the Fraser Department of Public Safety was investigating a fire that occurred at Fraser Manor Apartments, located in the 31000 block of Fraser Drive. Flames were estimated to have reached 20 feet high.

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Published October 30, 2017

Quick reaction by an alert homeowner and an equally quick response from the Public Safety Department kept a chimney fire from destroying a home on Lake Shore Road Monday morning.

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Published October 25, 2017

Published October 13, 2017

WARREN — Five people escaped serious injury Oct. 10 thanks to the quick actions of Warren police responding to what was being investigated at press time as a suspicious fire at a motel near Chicago Road and Van Dyke Avenue.

Warren Fire Commissioner Wilburt “Skip” McAdams said fire crews were summoned at 3:13 a.m. to a commercial fire at America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, where they were met by Warren police.

“Police were in the area. They arrived to find fire outside of the apartment, and the fire damaged two units,” McAdams said.

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Published October 6, 2017

MADISON HEIGHTS — A motorist struck another driver and sent the other driver veering off the road and into a Madison Heights home, with the car catching fire but the driver escaping to safety, according to police.

Now the motorist who started the chain reaction is facing misdemeanor charges. 

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Published October 4, 2017

Chemical-infused or oily rags are being blamed for an early-morning house fire in  Sterling Heights, and the Sterling Heights Fire Department is instructing residents on the best way to dispose of those materials.

The blaze reportedly happened around 5:52 a.m. Sept. 24 in the 8800 block of Radner Drive, which is located by Clinton River Road and Canal Road. When firefighters from fire stations 1, 2 and 5 arrived at the scene, they reportedly discovered that the fire had already “vented through the roof,” according to the SHFD.

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Published October 3, 2017

TROY — Take a look inside the fire stations and visit with the volunteer firefighters who respond to incidents in local neighborhoods during a Fire Department open house 1-4 p.m. Oct. 8. 

“The event gets bigger and better every year,” said Cindy Stewart, city community affairs director. “The residents love it. They bring their families to meet the dedicated firefighters and check out all the state-of-the-art equipment.” 

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Published October 3, 2017

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Ninety years ago, St. Clair Shores wasn’t an incorporated city, but it began serving residents with its own Fire Department. 

“It’s a big year for us; this is our 90th anniversary,” said firefighter Scott Campbell. 

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Published October 2, 2017

An explosion occurred Oct. 2, resulting in a subsequent fire, at a building on Hilton Road, according to the Ferndale Fire Department.

According to a press release, Ferndale dispatch received numerous 911 calls at approximately 2:52 p.m. about an explosion and fire at 3281 Hilton Road, which is a part of a small strip of businesses.

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Published September 26, 2017

Fire crews used some special tools recently to crack a safe that had three children trapped inside.

According to the Sterling Heights Fire Department, fire crews were deployed to the 13000 block of Maidstone Court, near Schoenherr Road and Metropolitan Parkway, at around 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24. The rescue workers were sent to help three kids — two 4-year-olds and a 3-year-old — who became locked inside a newly delivered gun safe on accident, Fire Chief Chris Martin said.

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