On January 20, 2019 at 9:50 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 1435 Highland Street. The initial on scene report indicated heavy smoke coming from the eaves and flames on the north side of the bi-level residential structure. The occupants were out of the house upon arrival of first responders and no injuries were reported. The occupant was alerted to smoke coming from the eaves by a neighbor.
Firefighters extinguished the fire through an aggressive interior and exterior attack. The structure received moderate structural damage and heavy interior damage with loss of most of the contents. Residents of the home will be displaced for an unknown period of time.
The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated over $150,000.
The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Mobile Medical Response, Shepherd Tri-Township, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department and DTE Energy.
Most home fires occur at night when people are sleeping. Check your smoke detectors monthly and replace your batteries twice a year. Operating smoke detectors may save your life.
Remember if you are heating with wood to have your chimney cleaned and checked annually by a professional.