Early recognition and rapid response by fire personnel saved a Manistee Home from suffering heavy structural damage yesterday. Everyone was outside the house when on-duty Manistee Law enforcement arrived at 11:35am.
Based on information gathered fire crews initiated efforts in the basement laundry area. The fire reportedly started in a clothes dryer contained in one corner of the basement.
The fire was declared under control 7 minutes after arrival.
The homeowners are displaced and will be supplied temporary housing with the help of the American Red Cross. They will return when the cleaning and repairs are made. No injuries occurred during the course of this operation. The fire department spent a total of 2 hours on the scene.