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Constantine firefighters tend two fires

Several hours after tending to a suspected arson at an abandoned house on Peck Academy Road, Constantine firefighters were called to another blaze Monday in the 62000 block of Constantine Road in Florence Township. Just before 10:30 a.m., residents said they smelled something hot and saw smoke in an attached garage. Fire personnel arrived less than 10 minutes later. The …

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House fire near Constantine

A vacant house in Constantine Township was destroyed by fire early Monday. Constantine firefighters were called to the 63000 block of Peck Academy Road about 3:45 a.m. Upon arrival, they found the building completely engulfed and collapsing. The home had been unoccupied for some time, officials said, adding that the fire appears to have been intentionally set. Cause of the …

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Colon Fire Department to replace old gear

The Colon Fire Department will soon begin the expensive task of replacing old gear. Last week, it received help toward that goal from Independent Transmission Company with a donation of $650. ITC is the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company. Karyn Boyd, from ITC, presented Colon Fire Chief Matt Overholt with the $650 check. Overholt said he had applied for …

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Motorcycle accident leaves man injured

An Indiana man was injured on his motorcycle Tuesday following an accident on U.S. 131 at Dickinson Road in Constantine Township. Sheriff’s deputies said the 48-year-old Bristol man was driving north on U.S. 131 around 5:30 p.m. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old Sturgis man was stopped at westbound Dickinson Road and attempting to turn south onto the highway. The 20-year-old told authorities …

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White Pigeon Fire Department raises money for Habitat for Humanity

Members of the White Pigeon Fire Department stationed their fire trucks at the corner of U.S. 12 and Kalamazoo Street in White Pigeon Saturday and walked through stopped traffic to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of St Joseph County. Organized by fire chief Troy Andrews, the effort over a four-hour period the department raised more than $2,000 for the …

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Minimal fire at local restaurant

Quick action by employees at Jaywalkers Restaurant in Mottville Sunday kept fire damage to a minimum. Around 11 a.m., White Pigeon firefighters were called to the business in response to a stove fire. First-arriving personnel found that employees had extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. Troopers from Michigan State Police assisted.

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