Fire destroys Free Soil pole barn

May 7, 2019

Fire destroys Free Soil pole barn

FREE SOIL TOWNSHIP — Fire destroyed a 30-feet by 40-feet storage building Tuesday evening at Adams Construction and General Contracting, 7808 N. Custer Road.

Free Soil/Meade Fire Chief Vince Williams said a passerby discovered the fire and notified owners Adam and BethAnn Kozicki who were at their house, located about 200 feet to the west of the building.

Williams said the building was fully engulfed in flames when the first firefighting units arrived on scene but they were able to knock it down in about 20 minutes. “Unfortunately, during that time, the roof had collapsed on the building,” Williams said.

BethAnn Kozicki said the building was insured and was used for storage of the construction company’s equipment. Williams said the building did not have electricity. He added that he was going to request an investigation from the Michigan State Police fire marshal.

“We can be thankful that nobody was hurt,” Williams said.

Emergency units responding to the scene included Free Soil/Meade Fire Department, Grant Township Fire Department, Fountain Area Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, and Mason County Sheriff’s Office. Also responding were the Fountain Area Fire Department Auxiliary and the Free Soil/Meade Fire Department Auxiliary.

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