On Dec. 7, 2017 at 12:32 a.m., the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 108 Oak Street with three fire engines, a rescue truck and other support vehicles.
First arriving units found smoke visible from the eaves of the two-story, wood-framed residential structure. Responders were notified that all occupants were out of the home.
Engines were set up in the front of the structure and an aggressive interior fire attack was initiated. While the main fire was extinguished rather quickly, the fire extended to the attic space of the residence and burned the exposed surfaces of the cellulose insulation.
Extensive salvage and overhaul was conducted to prevent further loss to the structure or its contents. Salvage and overhaul is a process during which the burned area is carefully examined for remaining sources of heat that may re-kindle.
The fire caused extensive damage to the home and its contents. More than 30 firefighters from three departments assisted in firefighting operations.
No injuries were reported. The fire remains under investigation at this time.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department, Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Mobile Medical Rescue provided assistance during this incident.