Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Responds to Downed Power Lines and Structure Fires

1202 and 1147 Eastwood Drive

Mt. Pleasant, MI – On June 10, 2020 at 1:34 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) responded to a call of a downed power line behind 1211 Eastwood Drive.

Upon arrival to the scene firefighters found downed power lines between Eastwood and Elizabeth Streets and smoke coming from a home at 1202 Elizabeth Street. A fire was quickly extinguished and there was no damage to the home’s interior. The occupant of the home was not injured.

Approximately one hour later a small exterior fire at 1147 Eastwood Drive occurred due to melting communication lines. No injuries to fire personnel or residents occurred. MPFD was assisted by Consumers Energy.

1103 Pennsylvania Street

Mt. Pleasant, MI – On June 10, 2020 at 3:41 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) responded to a structure fire at 1103 Pennsylvania Street.

Firefighters arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the structure. The occupant of the residence was home at the time of the fire and made it out of the structure safely. Fire crews quickly brought the fire under control. The rear of the structure sustained heavy smoke and fire damage.

The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

MPFD was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Mobile Medical Response, DTE and Consumers Energy.

Structure fire damages Mt. Pleasant residence

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.