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Motorhomes destroyed by fire

A storage garage and motorhomes were destroyed by fire late last week at a facility in Schoolcraft Township. According to Tracy McMillan, chief of the South Kalamazoo County Fire Authority, the department was called at 10 p.m. Thursday to the 15000 block of U.S. 131, where a fire was reported at Cloverleaf RV & Storage Acres. McMillan said heavy smoke …

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Fawn River house fire kills 2 dogs

Two dogs perished in a residential fire Monday afternoon in Fawn River Township. A passerby alerted central dispatch at 1:30 p.m. that a house in the 30000 block of U.S. 12 was ablaze. Investigators said it appears the fire originated in a breezeway between the home and a garage/workshop. A preliminary assessment shows the fire was likely electrical in nature.

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Constantine may remove home destroyed by fire

Constantine Village Council members on Monday discussed a Jan. 11 fire that destroyed a historical residence at 320 S. Washington St., between the post office and Eley Funeral Home. Village Manager Mark Honeysett expressed mild surprise that, considering the intense heat from the blaze, there wasn’t more damage to the post office, although the plastic on one of its meters …

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Sturgis home destroyed by fire

A single-family residence in Sturgis appears to be a total loss after it sustained fire, smoke and water damage early Monday. The Sturgis Fire Department said it was called at 4:10 a.m. to the 400 block of West West Street. Crews were advised by Sturgis Police that all occupants of the residence had escaped. Fire officials arrived to the scene …

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Fire under investigation

State police are investigating what is being called a suspicious fire stemming from an incident last month in Fawn River Township. Coated copper wire was found to be burning at 7 a.m. Jan. 25 in a forested area on private property in the area of Freedom and Carls roads, according to a department media release.

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Investigation continues following fatal fire

State police fire officials are continuing their investigation into a blaze that killed one person Monday in White Pigeon Township. Additional details about the fire and its victim have not yet been released by authorities, other than the victim was a man. State police were called at 10:20 p.m. to the 19000 block of Fawn River Road after White Pigeon …

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Hit-and-run crash in Centreville

A fire hydrant in the village of Centreville was damaged by a vehicle driven by a hit-and-run driver this week. Sheriff’s officials said the incident occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday on East Market Street, near the intersection of Clinton Street. Investigators said it appears the vehicle was heading west on Market when it left the roadway and collided with the …

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One dead following fire

A White Pigeon Township resident died in a house fire Monday night. State police were called at 10:20 p.m. to the 19000 block of Fawn River Road after White Pigeon firefighters confirmed a person was inside the structure and had perished in the blaze. A state police fire-investigation team was called to the scene and will look further into the …

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Man injured in car crash

Alcohol appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident involving a Coldwater man Tuesday in Branch County. State police said John Bertich, 34, was driving south shortly after 8 p.m. on Batavia Road near the intersection of Central Road in Batavia Township. Police said Bertich failed to stop at the intersection and his vehicle crashed into a tree on …

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Mottville home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed a home earlier this week in Mottville Township. Just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, White Pigeon firefighters were called to a home in the 13000 block of Anderson Road. Flames were coming from the home when firefighters arrived. Officials believe the blaze began on the east side in a living room area. Two residents were home at the time …

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