Roseville firefighters put out 2 fires April 1

By: Brendan Losinski | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published April 2, 2021

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ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Fire Department responded to two house fires April 1 that were no joke.

The first fire occurred on Susan Court, which is near 12 Mile Road and Groesbeck Highway. Fire Marshal Bill Ciner said the fire was put out quickly and no injuries occurred.

“We had two fires (on April 1). The Susan Court fire came in just after 6 a.m. Our guys responded around 6:20 a.m. after a call about a bush burning outside the home. There was an improper extinguishment of smoking material. When we got there, we found the fire had extended to the side of the home. The home was occupied at the time by one occupant. The dogs in the home alerted her and the smoke detectors went off, so that was good. The woman, two dogs and even the hamster were all safe.”

The second house fire occurred near the intersection of Garfield Road and Martin Road. Similar to the first fire, it began outside the home and there were no injuries.

“The other fire occurred just after 4 p.m. on Martin Road,” said Ciner. “It was almost identical to the first, starting outside the home. The cause was undetermined, but there were no injuries. The fire breached the home through the roof, but the home’s smoke detectors also went off and the family of five inside were all right.”

Ciner stressed the importance of smoke detectors in alerting the occupants to the danger. He added that if any Roseville residents are in need of smoke detectors, they can contact the Roseville Fire Department at (586) 445-5458 for a free in-home inspection and smoke detector installation.