2018-03-07 / Front Page

4 departments battle house fire

EVERGREEN TWP. — Firefighters from four departments battled a house fire that claimed a family pet last week.

The four-alarm blaze in the 4000 block of Leslie Road was called in to Sanilac Central Dispatch at 5:22 p.m. as a kitchen fire.

“Fire and heavy smoke was visible upon arrival,” said Argyle Township Fire Chief Lyle Ramer in an email to the News.

“Was a tough fire to get put out as there were false ceilings and different roof lines from remodels, etc.”

Firefighters were able to knock down the flames and take control of the fire “soon after arrival,” Ramer said. However, it took “a while to chase it to all the ends.”

The departments used 25,000 gallons of water to put out the flames.

“The main structure is still standing and (we) were able to save some documents and such. There is smoke and water damage throughout the house,” the chief said.

Ramer said the fire was apparently called in by the wife, who was able to get out safely. However, the family cat was lost in the blaze, he said.

Firefighters were on the scene for about four hours.

Argyle was assisted by the Cass City, Lamotte and Moore fire departments.

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