Hedgehog, dog saved during Grass Lake house fire

JACKSON COUNTY, MI – A hedgehog and dog were rescued from a house fire in Grass Lake on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started around 3:15 p.m., Sept. 30, in house in the 100 block of Clark Street, Chief Greg Jones said.

There were no people in the house when crews arrived on scene, but there was a dog and hedgehog inside, Jones said. The animals were rescued from the house, along with some personal belongings, he said.

The cause of the fire is undetermined, and a Michigan State Police fire investigator is checking the scene on Thursday, Oct. 1, Jones said.

Damage to the house is likely repairable, depending on the homeowner’s insurance company, Jones said. There was some structural damage and extensive heat and smoke damage., he said.

The American Red Cross was called to assist the family.

The Napoleon Township Fire Department, Manchester Township Fire Department and Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety assisted at the scene.

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Swift response, help from rain put out fast-moving grass fire

A prompt response from the Goshen Fire District and a timely assist from Mother Nature in the form of torrential rain helped stop a fast-moving grass fire that prompted a Level 3 evacuation order Wednesday.



Goshen Fire District firefighters work Wednesday to put out a grass fire off of Seavey Loop road near Goshen. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze relatively quickly and were assisted by torrential rain.


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Goshen Fire District firefighters work Wednesday to put out a grass fire off of Seavey Loop road near Goshen. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze relatively quickly and were assisted by torrential rain.

The fire call came in at at 5:15 p.m. for the 34900 block of Seavey Loop Road, according to the computer assisted dispatch (CAD).

The fire appeared to have started along Seavey Loop Road, with westerly winds spreading fire in dry grass. People in the area reported seeing flames as high as 40 feet.

The Level 3 “go now” evacuation  notice was issued a little after 6 p.m. for Garden Valley Road area from Garden Valley Road to Drummond Drive near Mt. Pisgah. Lane County canceled the evacuation order at about 6:45 p.m., telling residents they could return home.



a man that is on fire: Goshen Fire District firefighters work to put out a grass fire off of Seavey Loop road on Sept. 23, 2020, near Goshen, Oregon. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze relatively quickly and were assisted by torrential rain.


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Goshen Fire District firefighters work to put out a grass fire off of Seavey Loop road on Sept. 23, 2020, near Goshen, Oregon. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze relatively quickly and were assisted by torrential rain.

The scene was cleared a little after 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to dispatch records.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

This article originally appeared on Register-Guard: Swift response, help from rain put out fast-moving grass fire

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