An army of firefighters from 12 communities worked Tuesday night to extinguish a four-alarm fire apparently started accidentally by a cleaning crew at Buff Whelan Chevrolet in Sterling Heights, in what one official called the “biggest fire we’ve ever had.”
Fire officials declared the blaze under control about 9:50 p.m., after working to put out the flames for more than two hours. The fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to vehicles and the dealership’s service center.
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
State government would play a bigger role in monitoring and suggesting ways to fund local governments' debt to retirees, but counties, cities, villages and townships would maintain flexibility under recommendations from a task force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
Snyder created the task force early this year to explore ways to tackle the nearly $18 billion in unfunded pension and retiree health care debt carried by local governments. Lansing city government leads the state in unfunded health care costs, with nearly $432 million in debt on the books.
Battle Creek Enquirer
It’s now been almost two months since Jackson firefighters rescued a 9-year-old girl from a burning home.
Tuesday, the girl and her family got to thank the firefighters who saved her life.
6 News was there for the meeting at the Jackson Fire Department’s Central Fire Station.
It was a meeting full of hugs, tears, and gratitude for the firefighters who saved 9-year-old Amanda Oliver.
“I thank you for saving me,” Amanda said.
The morning of May 26, a fire broke out in the Oliver family’s home on Fourth Street in Jackson.
WLNS-TV CBS 6 Lansing
“Light My Fire,” was number six on the charts when Bob Stevens answered the call of the Dryden Township Fire Dept. the first time in 1967. And while the hit by the Doors is hardly heard outside oldies station anymore, Stevens is still stepping to the beat at the fire station on Main Street.
On Sunday Dryden firefighters and township officials honored Stevens for 50 years of community service as a firefighter during the department’s annual picnic at General Squier Memorial Park.
“We’ll never know how many lives he’s touched,” said fire chief Mark Hagemeister, who was a Boy Scout in the Troop Stevens once led.
Lapeer County Press
Ten firefighters received a unit citation for their response to a midnight fire and four new firefighters were sworn-in at the South Lyon City Council meeting last week.
South Lyon Fire Chief Mike Kennedy recognized the actions of South Lyon Fire Department employees who battled a structure fire at 12:14 a.m. June 16 at Water’s Edge Apartments, 664 Lakewood Drive.
Units arrived to find a first-floor apartment fire on the rear bedroom window that was also traveling up the vinyl siding into the attic.
HomeTown Life (Observer & Eccentric)