Quick Action Prevents House Fire From Complete Loss in Manistee

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.


Woman Seriously Injured After Falling From Riding on Bumper; Driver Flees

A 26 year old Rothbury female sustained serious injuries in an accident near the village of Rothbury yesterday.  Michigan State Police report that she fell from a moving vehicle while riding on the front bumper area of her friends vehicle. The woman sustained serious injuries to her body. The 35 yr old driver and friend of the victim fled the scene prior to Michigan State Police arrival. The victim was transported to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon where she was admitted.

Troopers were able to find and locate the female driver and the vehicle regarding the incident. She was arrested and lodged at the Oceana County Jail.

The crash is still under investigation but alcohol appears to play a factor.


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