Early Monday morning Pere Marquette and Ludington firefighters had no chance to save a house engulfed in flames from total loss. Tim Castonia heard a very loud noise this morning and went running from his home in just his underwear. His wife who also lives at the residents across the street from Towns Bros. Construction, on Sixth St. just east of Pere Marquette Hwy. was helping a friend early this morning and was not home at the time.
Castonia was able to escape the blaze with no injuries. However, Castonia the owner of three dogs and two cats was unable to save them and they perished in the fire. Along with the loss of his animals, Castonia lost several guns and ammunition.
A cause for the blaze has not yet been determined.