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Fabius-Park Township Fire Contract renewed

Flowerfield Township officials have agreed to renew the township’s contract with the Fabius-Park Townships Fire Department. During action last week, township officials agreed to the fixed-rate payment of $18,000 for service to the eastern half of the township through 2013. The township has a separate agreement with Marcellus for coverage on the western half of Flowerfield Township’s jurisdiction.

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Park Township paid off loan

Park Township has paid off the loan used to help purchase its half of the Fabius-Park Townships Fire Department station. Following action its members took last week, the Park Township Board of Trustees agreed to allocate the final amount to cover the $300,000 loan it took out to help cover the $750,000 it needed for its half of the $1.5 ...

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Honoring Hopkins

A number of city officials and Sturgis residents attended an open house last week to honor outgoing deputy fire chief Scott Hopkins. A 40-year veteran of the department, Hopkins begins working this week in Centreville as the county’s emergency services coordinator. Hopkins will work under Jim Barnes, who is retiring from the position next month. As coordinator of emergency services, ...

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Apartment fire in Kalamazoo

125 people were left homeless early Monday morning following a fire overnight at a Kalamazoo apartment building. The blaze broke out just before 11:30 Sunday night at the seven-story Northwind Hilltop Apartments. Fire officials say a third floor apartment was fully engulfed in flames when the first units arrived on the scene. The fire then spread to the apartment above ...

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Limited damage done in fire

Quick response by the Fabius-Park Township and Three Rivers fire departments limited the extent of fire-related damage at a residence in Fabius Township early Wednesday. The departments were summoned to the 56000 block of Seven Hills Road around 2 a.m. to a report of a blaze started in the mantel of a fireplace. The mantel was cut into sections by ...

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Fire in Kalamazoo County

Two people were severely burned Wednesday morning in a fire at a home near Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office says crews responded to the house in Schoolcraft shortly after 2 a.m. The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, but they went in, pulling the two severely burned residents out. The victims were rushed to Bronson Hospital where doctors are treating them for burns ...

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