(Tuesday - April 06, 2021) - Area fire
departments combined forces this (Tuesday) morning, to fight a fire on
Iron Mountain's Northside, at 408 Vulcan Street.
Following is the
news release issued by the Iron Mountain Fire Department:
04/06/21 at 01:44 AM, the Iron Mountain Fire Department responded to the
report of a possible structure fire at 408 Vulcan Street, in the City of
Engine 2201 with an initial crew of 3 firefighters
and a fire officers arrive on the scene within three minutes of the call
and found a singe-story residential home with heavy smoke conditions
throughout the entire structure and the roof/attic area. At this time
the duty officer requested a recall of all off-duty firefighters for a
working residential structure fir and mutual aid from Breitung Township
Fire Department for manpower.
The crew stretched two 1 3/4 hose
lines to initiate an aggressive attack on the fire while the engineer
secured a water supply from a hydrant with 100' of 5" larger diameter
supply hose to support fire suppression operations.
lines were used to start extinguishing the fire located throughout the
Ladder 2216 arrived with a crew of two, approximately
12 minutes after the initial dispatch with the first members of the
Breitung Township Fire Department arriving shortly after. Breitung
Township supplied an engine (491), eight firefighters and a Chief
officer, who joined Iron Mountain Fire Departments incident commander.
Iron Mountain Fire Departments unit 2232, with one firefighter, arrived
at the scene at this time.
All residents were reported to be out
of the building on fire department's arrival. However, both occupants of
the home were transported by Integrity Care EMS for smoke inhalation.
While some of the family's pets were placed with a neighbor there was a
loss of other pets at this incident.
The firs was declared out at
03:02 AM and crews would be taking care of some hot spots in the
structure. All crews cleared the scene at 5:00 AM.
A total of 16
firefighters from two departments, manning two engines, one ladder truck
and a utility pickup responded to the scene.
Assist at the scene
were officers from the Iron Mountain Police Department, the Breitung
Township Fire Department, integrity care EMS, WE Energies and DTE.
Damage is initially estimated at $12,000 to the structure and
contents. The house is currently uninhabitable due to the heat and smoke
damage throughout the structure.
The cause of the fire
remains under investigation.