Fatal Fire

Fire Kills 6 Across Michigan

by mobrian on October 14, 2009

3 Year Old Dies due to fire started by Candles

Multiple fires across the state have lead to fatalities due to fire in the residential setting.  4 fires have killed six people on separate occasions accross Michigan.  It seems that many of the fires occurred in homes with smoke alarms that were either not working or were not heard at the time of the fire, although none of the homes was protected with residential sprinklers.

Remember as we head out of fire prevention week, it is critical for us to continue to promote working smoke alarms, proper operational response with active fire prevention efforts.  Our condolences for the loss to the various communities, families, and responding fire department

  • The first fire last Tuesday night killed a Madison Heights man in his room off the garage.  According to the Detroit Free Press, the fire may have been started by a cigarette and was called in by the mans grandson.  Firefighters arrived to find fire in the area of origin and the man trapped inside.
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Two More Fatal Fires in Michigan

by mobrian on August 4, 2009

Photo by Jeff Schrier, Saginaw News

Saginaw and Oscoda Fire Departments Respond

Tuesday morning proved to be deadly for two Michigan residents and several others were injuried including three Saginaw firefighters in overnight fires.

The first fire came in near 12:45am as residents worked to rescue and alert the occupants that their single family home was on fire.  The house, which was not protected with residential sprinklers, was full of smoke.  As firefighters arrived they rescued 2 young boys, performed [click to continue…]


3 Flint Firefighters Injured in Fatal Fire

April 28, 2009

Did Reduced Staffing Affect the Outcome of the Fire? Flint firefighters responded to a dwelling fire Monday night which claimed the life of one civilian and injured three firefighters.  The first arriving truck (from station 5) arrived to find a working fire with a civilian trapped in a residential home that was not equipped with […]

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