Fire destroys Summit Township garage.

November 23, 2016

riverton_pm_pere_marquette_fire_summit_11-22-16_3riverton_pm_pere_marquette_fire_summit_11-22-16_2Fire destroys Summit Township garage. 


By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

SUMMIT TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a garage at 6345 Bass Wood Drive Tuesday night. According to Riverton Township Fire Chief Joe Cooper, the owner, James Overman, had checked the wood stove in the unattached garage about 8:30 p.m. “He said he noticed that the stove was running a bit hot so he adjusted the temperature,” Cooper said.

“About 11 p.m. he and his wife were heading to bed when he looked out at the garage and something didn’t look right.” Cooper said after that, Overman went outside and noticed flames in the two-stall garage. He was able to get the vehicles out of the garage before it became fully engulfed in flames. Cooper said Overman suspected it was the wood stove that started the fire. The building was insured.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within an hour but remained on the scene as of posting at 1:10 a.m.

Responding to the scene were Riverton Township Fire Department, Pere Marquette Township Fire Department, and Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies.


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