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Troy House Wrecked By Fire

A neighbor noticed the glow of the fire in the early morning hours

June 18, 2018 - 8:09 pm

TROY, Mich. (WWJ) -- A two-story Troy home is left uninhabitable after a fire over the weekend.

The Troy Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in the area of Wolverine and Winter Drive, near Wattles & Dequindre early Saturday morning. A large column of black smoke could be seen in the sky from several miles away.

Around 5 a.m, a neighbor on a nearby street noticed a glow from her window and drove to the corner of Wolverine and Winter to investigate. She then noticed the back of the house on fire and immediately banged on the door and awoke the residents, then dialed 9-1-1 to report the fire.

The three occupants were able to safely evacuate prior to the fire department’s arrival.

Police officers arrived and confirmed the fire was at the corner of Wolverine and Winter. When firefighters arrived, the entire back of the house was well-involved in fire, which had extended into the house on both floors. Firefighters mounted a defensive attack, applying water from several hose lines from the outside. Crews from Station 5 were called to assist with the fire. 

Once the fire was knocked down, firefighters then entered the structure and extinguished any remaining fire, including fire in the attic.

It appears the fire had been burning for some time overnight before the neighbor noticed it and called the fire department.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire. One firefighter, however, had part of the drywall ceiling fall on him while fighting the fire. He was evaluated at the scene by EMS and returned to firefighting.

The home suffered extensive damage and is not habitable. The fire appears to have started on the attached outside deck at the back of the house, but the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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