The cause of this attached garage fire at a home on Starr Drive remains under investigation.

The cause of this attached garage fire at a home on Starr Drive remains under investigation.

Photo provided by the Troy Fire Department


Troy firefighters battle two blazes in two days, residents displaced

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published July 21, 2020

 Crews battle a fire in the basement in this home on Square Lake Road in the early evening July 8.

Crews battle a fire in the basement in this home on Square Lake Road in the early evening July 8.

Photo provided by the Troy Fire Department

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TROY — Troy firefighters fought a fire in a garage on Starr Drive, near Livernois and Big Beaver roads, July 7 and a house fire on Square Lake Road, east of Livernois Road, July 8.

According to a press release, firefighters were called to Starr Street just before 1 a.m. July 7 on a report of sparks and flames coming from an attached garage.

According to the release, the fire involved the entire garage and had extended to the house and a car parked on the driveway in front of the garage.

Firefighters advanced hose lines to put out the fire, quickly bringing it under control.

Firefighters then entered the attached garage and the house to extinguish the rest of the blaze and check for fire extension, according to the release.

Assistant Troy Fire Chief Peter Hullinger said a smoke alarm alerted the resident to the fire. She exited safely and no one was injured.

Hullinger said the home is uninhabitable.

Police and fire officials continue to investigate.

Firefighters were called to a one-story home on East Square Lake Road just after 5:15 p.m. July 8.

According to the release, firefighters discovered high heat and heavy smoke.

Firefighters discovered a fire in the basement, and although it was difficult to access, they extinguished the fire, the release states.

Additional crews were called to the home to check for extension onto the first floor and attic space and to ventilate the smoke, the release states.

Two adults who resided in the home were reportedly alerted to the fire by the smoke alarm and safely evacuated before firefighters arrived.

Paramedics from Alliance Mobile Health treated one resident for minor smoke inhalation at the scene, the release states.

The home is inhabitable and residents reportedly made their own arrangements for housing.

The fire remains under investigation.

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