No injuries in National Mine house fire

Published: Apr. 30, 2019 at 8:40 AM EDT
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A National Mine house has heavy smoke and water damage after a fire Monday night, but no injuries were reported.

The Ishpeming Township Fire Department requested aid from the Ishpeming City Fire Department at 7:01 p.m. Monday, Ishpeming's fire chief Ed Anderson says. The fire was reported at 1940 County Road PBG.

Anderson says when firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke coming from the second floor. Firefighters entered the home with charged hose-line, making their way to the second floor. The fire was put out 15 minutes after crews arrived. The roof was ventilated, and firefighters checked for hot spots.

The homeowner said an electrical breaker tripped, and then he tried to reset the breaker a second time, but it wouldn't reset. A short time later, he smelled smoke. He found it coming from one of the upstairs bedrooms and called 911.

Anderson says his department was at the scene for an hour and 45 minutes. Pigs and Heat, along with the American Red Cross, were contacted for the victims.

Ishpeming Township Fire, Marquette County Rescue 131, Negaunee City Fire and Ishpeming City Fire were at the scene. SEMCO and UPPCO also assisted.