Garage destroyed, firefighters save home

January 29, 2015

Surrey Fire Department, Garfield Fire Department and Lincoln Township Fire Departments were all at the scene of the garage fire on M-115 Sunday.

Surrey Fire Department, Garfield Fire Department and Lincoln Township Fire Departments were all at the scene of the garage fire on M-115 Sunday.

By Pat Maurer
Correspondent

A Sunday morning fire completely destroyed a garage at the home of William McDaniels, but firefighters responding from three fire departments were able to save the family’s home.

A passerby called in the fire around 8:20 a.m. January 25th, a release from the Clare County Sheriff’s Department said. The home, at 1545 West Cadillac (M-115) near the intersection of Dover Road, sustained only damage to the exterior siding, which melted from the heat of the fire, said Surrey Township Fire Chief Dave Williams. “The siding melted but there was no structural damage to the house,” he said. “The garage and its contents were a total loss.”

Williams said a vehicle, a motorcycle, and miscellaneous tools were in the garage at the time.

Surrey Fire Department was assisted at the scene by trucks and personnel from Garfield and Lincoln Township Fire Departments; by the Clare County Sheriff’s Department; the Clare County Road Commission and Mobile Medical Response Ambulance. Firefighters were on the scene until 11 a.m., Williams said.

No one was injured in the fire. McDaniels and his wife were home at the time and able to safely escape from the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, the CCSD report said.

Siding on the McDaniels home melted when the  unattached garage burned Sunday.

Siding on the McDaniels home melted when the
unattached garage burned Sunday.

 

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