By Pat Maurer
The Stevenson Lake home of John and Betsie Coll is a “total loss” after a fire there Monday afternoon.
A fire that began in the kitchen destroyed the Carroll Drive home on the north side of Stephenson Lake.
Clare Fire Chief Jim Chapman said the couple were at home when the fire started but were not injured in the blaze. Firefighters arrived at the home at approximately 1:30 p.m. and were on the scene for the next three and a half hours. Chapman said firefighters had the blaze under control in “about an hour and a half.”
The couple’s cat was missing after the fire.
Assisting at the scene were firefighters and equipment from Surrey Township Fire Department and Isabella North East Fire Department.