At 5:58 a.m. on February 17, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded with two engines, one rescue unit and nineteen personnel to a garage fire at 1623 E. Gaylord Street.
Arriving crews observed heavy smoke and flames coming from a garage connected to a four unit condominium. Occupants were home at the time of the fire and all four units were evacuated. The fire was contained to the garage and one vehicle, with one unit having light smoke damage.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with an aggressive interior attack and stopped the fire from extending into the home. The occupants of all four units will not be displaced; one unit will require some cleaning.
The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated at $75,000.00.
The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Tribal Fire Department, MMR, DTE and Consumers Energy.
No firefighter injuries occurred on scene, two occupants sought treatment on their own for minor smoke inhalation. The occupants were alerted by the smoke detectors present in the residence.
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.