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Middleville Garage Fire Destroys Home

One Middleville family is left without their home after a fire broke out in their garage.

Posted: Mar 18, 2018 6:25 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2018 7:21 PM

MIDDLEVILLE- One Middleville family is left without their home after a fire broke out in their garage. Middleville Fire Department was called on scene at 73 Fairfield Street at roughly 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Fire crews fought a fully involved garage fire and a partially involved house fire.

“We got a call for a garage fire that extended to the house with possible explosions,” said Asst. Chief Chris Conover, of the Middleville Fire Department. “I was the first on scene officer; we had a fully involved garage fire that went to the ground.”

According to fire officials, the garage burnt to the ground in roughly 10 minutes. While battling the flames firefighters had to deal with tongue and groove ceilings.

“Our teams had a lot of trouble inside with the tongue and groove ceilings,” said Conover. “It was a lot more cutting than pulling for us.”

Visible from the outside of the home were firefighters using chainsaws to cut access panels. Officials told WKTV this was to release smoke from the structure.

Currently, the fire is under investigation and no cause has been determined.

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