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Fire Destroys Butler Township Home
Tuesday Sep 05, 2017 11:39am
Butler Township - Branch Co. MI

By: Mike Stiles

(BUTLER TOWNSHIP) – A Sunday afternoon fire destroyed a Butler Township home.

According to the Quincy Fire Department's Facebook page, firefighters were called out at 2 PM Sunday to a possible fire at 833 Clarendon Road. Crews arrived a few minutes later and found a house on fire.

The Litchfield Fire Department was called in to help battle the blaze, which was eventually extinguished. No one was injured, and firefighters were able to rescue five dogs and two cats from the home and reunite them with their owners. The pets are in good condition.

An investigation of the site determined the fire started in an outdoor barbecue smoker that was sitting on an attached deck. The fire went to the side of the house and into the attic.

The home and most of the contents are considered to be a total loss because the structure collapsed and from smoke damage.

Michigan State Police, Branch County Victims Services and Life Care Ambulance also assisted at the scene.


(photos courtesy of the Quincy Fire Department)
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