Fire Damages Mt. Pleasant Home

On April 2, 2023 at 8:52 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) responded to a house fire in the 3300 block of S. Isabella Road in Mt. Pleasant.

Upon arrival, crews observed a single-story residence fully engulfed in flames. The fire was brought under control at 10:00 p.m. The house sustained heavy smoke, heat and fire damage, and is a complete loss. No one was in the structure at the time of the incident.

The MPFD is investigating the cause of the fire.       

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Deerfield Township Fire Department, Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department, Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Michigan State Police, Mobile Medical Response and Isabella County Central Dispatch.

A Message from Mt. Pleasant City Manager Aaron Desentz

Since I joined the City of Mt. Pleasant as City Manager on October 18, I am blown away by the support and outreach of this extremely welcoming community. Each day I am more impressed with the City, and happy I made the decision to call Mt. Pleasant home. 

A little bit about me, I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2013, with a Master’s in Public Administration. Shortly thereafter, I was appointed as the Village Manager of Shelby, Michigan. Since then I have worked in local government for a number of other Michigan communities, with the most recent being Eaton Rapids. My wife Samantha and I have two dogs, Zander and Fenrir, and are excited to be moving into our new home in Mt. Pleasant.

As you can imagine, the past two weeks have been filled with meetings and I have met a number of great people in the community. I look forward to continuing the quality services our City of Mt. Pleasant organization provides, and welcome the opportunity to talk with residents. Please feel free to contact me, email:, phone: (989) 779-5321.