PERKINS - A house fire in Perkins could be seen for miles around as the smoke billowed into the sky Wednesday morning. No one was home at the time of the fire and no one was injured while battling the blaze.
The fire, reported around 10:20 a.m., destroyed Dave Tryan's three-bedroom home at 6349 32nd Road where he lived with his daughter, Lacie, 15, and son, Wade, 14. Dave was returning from a trip into Escanaba and his children were at Mid Peninsula School when the fire occurred. The family's two dogs were outside.
A passerby reported the fire after seeing smoke coming from the structure.
Firefighters from Baldwin, Brampton and Masonville townships battle a fire in Perkins Wednesday.
Baldwin Township volunteer firefighters responded to the blaze and were assisted by Brampton Township and Masonville Township volunteers. Firefighters were at the scene for nearly five hours.
According to firefighters, it appeared the fire started in the utility/furnace room. The cause of the blaze is undetermined at this time, said Baldwin Township Fire Chief Terry Royer.
The family was informed the Red Cross would assist them with immediate shelter. The Tryans had lived in the home since 2002. The house was insured.
Firefighters from Baldwin, Brampton and Masonville townships battle a fire in Perkins Wednesday. Firefighters were at the scene for nearly five hours. (Daily Press photo by Jenny Lancour)