Hopkins Lake house fire.

June 10, 2015

kinney_road_fire_06-10-15_ckinney_road_fire_06-10-15_aBy Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief. 

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — A historic cabin was heavily damaged by fire Wednesday afternoon. Riverton and Pere Marquette fire departments were called to 5353 W. Kinney Road (also known as Hopkins Lake Road) about 4:45 p.m. Riverton Fire Chief Joe Cooper was only a few miles down the road and went directly to the scene.

“There were heavy flames and heavy smoke when I arrived,” kinney_road_fire_06-10-15_bCooper said. “I have been told that this house is likely the last of the original cabins on Hopkins Lake.”

Mason County Sheriff Sgt. Adam Lamb said he was told that the occupants were on the beach at the lake when they discovered the home was on fire. Ludington and Hamlin fire departments were also called to assist, along with Life EMS and Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

More details will be posted when they become available.