4 fire departments battle woods fire along Hamlin Lake

June 22, 2023

4 fire departments battle woods fire along Hamlin Lake

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — Four fire departments responded to a woods fire on the shores of Upper Hamlin Lake Thursday evening. Firefighters were initially dispatched at 6:01 p.m. to 6785 N. Hamlin Shoals Lane for a report of smoke in the area. Upon arriving on scene, Hamlin Township Fire Department firefighters reported a one to two acre fire on a hill between a residence and the shoreline and immediately called for backup. 

Other responding fire departments included Grant Township Fire Department, Fountain Area Fire Department and Free Soil/Meade Fire Department. Fountain Fire Department Auxiliary also responded. 

Firefighters were able to stop the fire from spreading but were challenged by the steep slope of the hill. 

Firefighters cleared the scene after about three hours. 

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