UPDATE: Employees escape overnight fire in Marquette Township, cause under investigation
MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - A fire at a Marquette Township business was quickly put out early Monday morning.
It started just before 1:00 a.m. at the back door of Range Telecommunications. The answering service and alarm monitoring business is on US-41, across from My Place Hotel.
The Marquette Township Fire Department says two Range employees got out safely but with smoke inhalation.
A worker arriving for the start of his shift says he noticed the back door was on fire. He let his coworkers know and called 911. Another worker tried to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher.
The Marquette Township Fire Department says arriving firefighters found heavy fire at the back door and smoke was filling up the building. The fire was under control in 20 minutes.
The Marquette Township Fire Department says the cause is under investigation. The building has moderate fire, smoke and water damage.
The Marquette Township Fire Department, Chocolay Township Fire Department, Marquette City Fire Department, Michigan State Police, UPHS EMS, Semco, Marquette County Central Dispatch and Marquette BLP all assisted.
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