St. Clair Shores Fire Inspector Aaron Silorey speaks Dec. 3 with an insurance investigator about a garage fire on Masonic Boulevard.

St. Clair Shores Fire Inspector Aaron Silorey speaks Dec. 3 with an insurance investigator about a garage fire on Masonic Boulevard.

Photo by Kristyne E. Demske


No injuries reported in local fires

By: Kristyne E. Demske | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published December 4, 2020

 St. Clair Shores Fire officials investigate a Dec. 1 fire that burned down a detached garage.

St. Clair Shores Fire officials investigate a Dec. 1 fire that burned down a detached garage.

Photo by Kristyne E. Demske

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ST. CLAIR SHORES — A Thanksgiving night fire displaced one local family, but no one was hurt in the blaze.

St. Clair Shores Fire Marshal Scott Desmadryl said a house fire in the 23000 block of Recreation Street at 3 a.m. Nov. 27 is under investigation, but officials believe it began in the fireplace.

“It appears that the origin of the fire was somewhere near the fireplace,” he said, adding that, “the homeowners were doing everything right.”

The fire burned through the attic of the home, but everyone got out safely. Firefighters were even able to rescue the family’s cat.

“The damage was from the roofline up, but it’s enough to have them out of their house,” Desmadryl said.

Just a few days later, residents in the 22000 block of Masonic Boulevard discovered their detached garage was on fire.

“About 5 p.m., they looked out the back window and saw that the garage was fully involved. Two cars in there, miscellaneous garage equipment” was damaged in the fire, he said.

Desmadryl said he is working with Ring to see if any video of the Dec. 1 fire is available for official review.

“Flames were over the top of the power lines, it was a big fire,” he said. “The firefighters protected all the surrounding exposures and just kept putting water on it until it finally went out.”

The fire took longer to extinguish, he said, because there were power lines down on the fire, “so we couldn’t put water onto the fire, so it took awhile to put it out.”

Crews from DTE Energy cut power to the home in order for firefighters to be able to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported from that fire, either.

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