UPDATE: Crews Investigating House Fire in Marquette; GoFundMe page started

Published: Sep. 4, 2017 at 12:40 PM EDT
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UPDATE Sept. 5, 5:18 p.m.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the victim of the fire.

According to the GoFundMe description, the victim worked as "a guidance counselor at Gwinn High school for over 30 years," a "family worker for the DHS," and as "a floral designer at Lutey's"--showing her ties to the local community.

In the GoFundMe description, the victim's daughter who started the campaign, said, "Although we're unsure of the cause of the fire or amount of damage, I wanted to start this campaign because it's the last thing my mom would ask for, yet it's what I know she needs help with the most right now. Her home was the same home she grew up in, built by her dad and my grandpa...and it means so much to her as it holds so many memories."

To donate to the cause,



UPDATE 9/4 4:22 p.m.

Marquette Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in a residence at 728 W. College Ave around 12:05 pm on Monday.

Upon arrival light smoke was showing from the second story windows.

Everyone was able to get out of the home safely on their own, but fire wasn't without victims. One of the family's two cats was unable to be rescued. The condition of the other cat is unknown at this time.

Upon further investigation the fire department was able to locate the fire to a secluded area of the basement.

Firefighters were able to ventilate the house, clearing it of heavy smoke.

The cause and extent of the damage is unknown at this time.


Crews are on scene at a home located at 728 W. College Street.

Smoke was coming out of the front door and garage area, but the extent of the fire is unknown at this time.

A cat was saved from the home, and no injuries are reported.

Crews have been able to stop the smoke and have started cleaning up.

Assisting Marquette Fire was Marquette City Police, and UP Health System Marquette ambulance.

WLUC TV6's Nicole Buchman is on scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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