UP Firefighters Battle Stubborn Blazes

by mobrian on July 29, 2009

2 Fires Overnight in the Upper Peninsula

Gwinn firefighters battled a house fire this morning.  Central Dispatch was contacted at 1:30 am by the occupant.  The occupant had working smoke alarms which allowed the occupants to escape the fire.

The second fire occured in a home located in Iron Mountain.  The home was not protected with residential sprinklers, although it was divided into two apartments.  The early morning fire caused extensive damage to the home.  Firefighters from West Iron County fire department responded to the incident.


DFD Ladder 14 Quarters Has Fire

by mobrian on March 3, 2009

Firefighters Return to Find Station on Fire

The Detroit Fire Department sustained a loss this morning with the station housing Ladder 14 caught fire.  The station is located near the corner of Crane and Brinket.

The Detroit News is reporting that the fire was started by a “sleepy fire fighter” who was on night watch and lit some incense, then put a towel over a lamp.  Ladder 14 was dispatched to a possible structure fire and returned to find their house on fire.  The possible cause appears to be the towel left on the lamp.    [click to continue…]