February 6, 2016

Mobile home considered a total loss after fire

John Fischer
Firefighters spray water through a small hole near the top of the burning mobile home in an effort to take the fire out at its source.
John Fischer
Another window is taken out while a Pinconning-Fraser Fire Department fireman sprays through one broken out earlier.
John Fischer
Firemen prepare to go into the burning mobile home.
John Fischer
A window is taken out to ventilate the fire.
John Fischer
Firefighters remove siding from the bottom of a mobile home to ventilate a fire and open up a hole to spray through.

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP — A fire reported at approximately 1:30 p.m. on April 15 at a mobile home in the 4300 block of South Huron Road didn’t take down the structure completely, but Standish Area Fire Authority President Doug Ireland says the fire is still considered a total loss.

“We did stop it, but probably a third of the roof came down,” Ireland said. “There’s probably smoke damage throughout the house. … The fire and water damage was prohibited to a third of the house.

“Most of the damage was on the South side (of the structure).”

Ireland says the cause of the fire, which produced no injuries, is currently under investigation by Michigan State Police Fire Marshall Mike Jenkinson, who operates out of the Gladwin Michigan State Police Post.

The Pinconning-Fraser Fire Department and the Sterling Area Fire Department provided mutual aid at the scene, which was closed at approximately 4 p.m. according to Ireland. Arenac County Mobile Medical Response was also called out as a precautionary measure and the Arenac County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police provided traffic control near the scene of the fire.

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