Six southern U.P. fire departments battling two-story house and garage fire on Garden Peninsula

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URGENT U.P. Breaking News Bulletin – 4-25-18 – UPDATE 3:42 p.m. ET

The fire chief on the scene announced at 3:40 p.m. that the fire was under control.

The home is owned/occupied by Richard “Dick” Ranguette and his 73-year-old wife Joann Joyce Ranguette.

The chief also requested an Escanaba gas company because of a leaking natural gas tank.

A 6th fire department assisted on the scene- the Nahma Township Volunteer Fire Department.

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Update 3:10 p.m. ET

The American Red Cross has been called to the scene to help. Expected to arrive around 4 p.m.

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2:20 p.m. ET

Six U.P. Volunteer Fire Departments paged: Garage fire spreads to attached two-story house near Garden, MI

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By Greg Peterson
U.P. Breaking News
Owner, News Director
906-273-2433

(Fairbanks Township, MI) – A fully-engulfed garage fire was spreading to the two-story home to which it is attached, as numerous fire departments have been called to battle the blaze on the Garden Peninsula.

At least six fire departments have been called to assist with a big demand for tanker and pumper trucks.
“I am in desperate need for water,” said a Garden fire officials after they dumped their water on the blaze and were waiting for mutual aid.

The fire was reported about 1:45 p.m. ET, this afternoon, Wed., April 25, 2018 at 2190 II Road in Fairbanks Township near the bottom of the Garden Peninsula.

“It’s a big fire,” said the first fire official to arrive on the scene, adding he could see it before pulling up. “The garage is fully engulfed.”

Voting records state the house is owned/occupied by Richard “Dick” Ranguette and his 73-year-old wife Joann Joyce Ranguette.

The Garden Township Volunteer Fire Department has requested mutual aid from the Ensign Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inwood Township Volunteer Fire Department, Thompson Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Nahma Township Volunteer Fire Department, and the Masonville Volunteer Fire Department. Tristar EMS was called to the scene on standby.

No injuries have been reported.

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