MANISTIQUE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Manistique Public Safety responded to a report of a structure fire in the City of Manistique at approximately 1:49 p.m. on Monday, October 16.
A passerby reported smoke and flames coming from a structure on Garden Avenue.
When firefighters from Manistique Public Safety and the Manistique Volunteer Fire Department arrived at approximately 2:00 p.m., they could see active smoke exiting a second-level window. The structure was determined to be two separate apartments.
Firefighters entered the upstairs apartment and found heavy smoke and extreme heat. They ventilated the upstairs apartment and located the fire. The fire was under control within minutes.
Responders determined that neither apartment was occupied at the time of the fire. The upstairs apartment suffered extensive fire, smoke, and heat damage. The downstairs apartment suffered minor water damage as a result of extinguishment efforts.
Fire units remained on scene to complete salvage and overhaul in both apartments and to meet with the occupants. All responders cleared the scene at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Fire units remained on scene completing salvage and overhaul in both apartments and met with the occupants
The origin of the fire was identified, but the actual cause is currently unknown.
Manistique Public Safety was assisted by the Manistique Volunteer Fire Department, the Hiawatha Township Volunteer Fire Department, the Sault Tribe Police Department, Michigan State Police, Cloverland Electric, and SEMCO Energy.