February 1, 2023
WITH VIDEO: Blaze takes Presque Isle Township dwelling | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

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A firefighter works on the scene of a home hearth on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

PRESQUE ISLE TOWNSHIP — A Presque Isle Township couple escaped unhurt however misplaced their dwelling to a hearth on Wednesday evening.

When firefighters arrived shortly after 4 p.m., two sides of the house simply north of the Parker Home on U.S.-23 North had been engulfed in flame and the home was shortly absolutely ablaze, in line with Presque Isle Township Hearth Division Chief Invoice Forbush.

Firefighters don’t but know what triggered the hearth, Forbush stated.

In line with a neighbor offering shelter for the couple, the residents tried to extinguish the hearth themselves earlier than fleeing the house with their two canine.

The residents bought the canine into kennels of their minivan, however their keys to the car had been contained in the burning home, the neighbor stated.

WITH VIDEO: Blaze takes Presque Isle Township dwelling | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

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Firefighters take away a conveyable water reservoir from a hearth truck on the scene of a home hearth on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

The primary firefighter on scene discovered the canine and reunited them with their homeowners, who had taken shelter throughout the road after that neighbor noticed the hearth and got here to assist the couple.

The neighbor stated she supplied the couple shelter for the evening.

Flames absolutely crammed the single-story dwelling and blazed excessive into the air as firefighters tried to quell the blaze.

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Firefighters put together a conveyable water reservoir on the scene of a home hearth on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

Firefighters “knocked down so much, quite a lot of hearth,” Forbush stated.

As a result of the householders confirmed no person was inside the home, firefighters didn’t enter the home however handled it as a defensive hearth from the outset, Forbush stated.

The hearth was contained to the home and didn’t unfold to any outbuildings or the close by woods.

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Hearth blazes from the roof of a house on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

Firefighters from Presque Isle, Alpena, Maple Ridge, and East Grand Lake responded to the hearth. Michigan State Police troopers and Presque Isle County Sheriff’s Workplace deputies assisted with visitors management.

Drivers had been at first allowed to make use of U.S.-23, however police later rerouted visitors at East Grand Lake Highway from the south and Rayburn Freeway from the north.

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A carved statue stands in entrance of a home destroyed by hearth on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

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Flames slide out home windows as a firefighter fights a blaze that destroyed a home on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

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Firefighters pause close to hearth vehicles whereas battling a blaze that destroyed a house on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

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Sparks fly as a firefighter makes use of a pole to seek out hidden flames whereas battling a home hearth on U.S.-23 North in Presque Isle Township on Wednesday.

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Flames engulf a house on U.S.-23 close to Brooks Freeway on Wednesday.


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