Two pets reportedly die in fire


MASON TWP. — A pair of dogs reportedly died in a house fire in Mason Township Feb. 15, but a third one did make it out of the incident alive, according to Twining-Mason-Turner Fire Chief Chris Grauherr.

The fire was reported at 6:18 p.m. on the 200 block of LaGrant Road, Grauherr said. He said the fire was contained to the kitchen area, but there was smoke damage throughout the house. A third dog was found to still be alive after the fire was out.

“One of them came out afterward while we were doing the mop up,” he said. “There were two that didn’t make it out.”

The cause of the fire is unknown, Grauherr said. Despite the smoke damage, Grauherr said there could be many personal items that can be salvaged from the house. He said there was something the homeowner did that may have helped prevent the spread of the fire.

“She had her doors closed throughout the house,” he said. “That helped contain it and didn’t feed the fire. We were able to put it out and not let it blow throughout the whole house.”

The Standish Area Fire Authority provided mutual aid at the scene. Firefighters cleared the scene around 9 p.m.


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