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Sturgis Fire Department Puts Out Garage Fire
Friday Jul 14, 2017 8:09am
Sturgis, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(STURGIS) – It was an early start to the day for the Sturgis Fire Department.

Deputy Fire Chief Andy Strudwick says his department was called to the 200 block of First Street at 1:27 AM today for a structure fire.

Sturgis Police Officer Frank Noel smelled and saw smoke and after searching the neighborhood, found a fire in a small detached garage and called Central Dispatch.

Firefighters arrived on scene and were assisted by Sturgis Police in pulling hose lines to the building. Once inside, Strudwick says they found the majority of the interior on fire and were able to quickly knock down the blaze.

Because of the amount of property inside, firefighters were on scene for over two hours removing burnt items to make sure the fire was completely out.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but Strudwick says it appears it may have started from the use of an angle grinder earlier in the evening.

The Sturgis Electric Department and Life Care Ambulance also assisted at the scene.


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