Firefighters act fast, extinguish house fire

April 17, 2014
Hamlin Assistant Fire Chief Tom Johnson inspects the house.

Hamlin Assistant Fire Chief Tom Johnson inspects the house.

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

HAMLIN TWP. — Four people and their dog were able to safely get out of their house during a fire this morning. Hamlin Township and Pere Marquette Township fire departments were called to the Janice Hansen residence at 2486 N. Jebavy Drive around 8 a.m. A deputy from Mason County Sheriff’s Office was the first to arrived and reported flames coming out of the second floor.

Hamlin Township Assistant Fire Chief Tom Johnson said the fire was contained to a bathroom located on the second floor. He said firefighters were able to quickly extinguish it, however smoke caused damage through other parts of the house.

“We aren’t sure what caused the fire at this time but will be investigating,” Johnson said. Initially, the four residents, which included a young adult who is disabled, were unable to get their dog out of the house. “Two of our guys were able to get in and get the dog out,” Johnson said.

The American Red Cross was called in to provide assistance to the family.

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