Garage fire spreads to home; resident of home received minor burns: Four fire departments battle engulfed midnight garage fire in Pickford, MI

U.P. Breaking News Bulletin: 4-28-18 – 2:36 a.m. ET

The home has apparently been extensively damaged.

A male occupant is being taken by family to War Memorial Hospital in the Soo for treatment of minor burns including on his hands.

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12:45 a.m. ET Update

Officials are working hard to save the home – and its now four fire departments fighting the stubborn blaze.

As the home seem to be highly vulnerable – an evacuation was ordered by Pickford Fire Command.

“Tell them to get out of the house,” the chief stated at 12:41 a.m. ET.

The Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department is assisting for tanker support and mutual aid

12:35 a.m. ET – 

Pickford, MI garage blaze fought by volunteer firefighters from numerous eastern U.P. communities trying to save the home

Pickford fire

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

(Pickford, MI) – A fully engulfed structure fire has volunteer firefighters from four departments battling the midnight blaze in Chippewa County near Pickford, MI.

The garage fire was reported about 12:04 a.m. ET this morning, Saturday, April 28, 2018. The blaze is said to be at/near 1088 W. Townline Road in Pickford.

The Pickford Township Volunteer Fire Department has called for mutual aid from the Rudyard Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Clark Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Kinross Township Volunteer Fire Department.

No injuries have been reported.
Cloverland Electric officials have also been requested on the scene to shut off the power.

“It going over” toward the residence, said a firefighter arriving on the scene and confirming the garage is fully ablaze.

“Get ready to jump on a hose line,” an official said at 12:32 a.m. ET on Saturday morning.

“Keep an eye on that roof” and keep it from spreading, said Rudyard fire command official adding “please.” The tanker trucks are needed “quickly,” he added

The residence may be owned/occupied by 45-year-old Linda May Roe, according to voter registration records.

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