The cause of the fire is under investigation, Shelby Township fire officials said Saturday.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Saturday, February 9, 2013
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A Shelby Township home owner suffered second- and third-degree burns in a Thursday night fire on Schimmel Avenue, fire officials said Saturday. The male victim was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Troy by Shelby Township firefighters and was then transported to University of Michigan. The blaze took place around 9:15 p.m. in the single-story home spanning about 1,200 square feet, Battalion Chief John McCoy said. It's believed to have originated in the kitchen but the cause remains under investigation. The total estimated damage was not immediately clear. No one else was reported injured. "There's a substantial amount of damage," McCoy said. The home owner's condition Saturday wasn't available. View photos of Shelby firefighters at the scene …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Shelby Township Police Department has set up a financial fund to help senior citizens who were left homeless after a fire at the Shelby Manor last month.
The call of duty for Shelby Township police and fire has gone beyond the business of life saving, they are now in the rebuilding business. On Dec. 1, members of the Shelby fire, police and several township employees helped the nearly 90 senior citizens whose lives were ravaged by a fire that tore through the Shelby Manor Senior Community center last month, move their belongings to their temporary home or to storage. The residents were left homeless after a fire ripped through the Shelby Manor Senior Community on Schoenherr Road Nov. 17, leaving behind smoke and water damage. No serious injuries were reported, but complex B has been deemed uninhabitable. Firefighters rescued several residents from their balconies, and several police …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A fire at a senior housing complex in Shelby Township remains under investigation.
The nearly 90 senior citizens who lived in Shelby Manor Apartment Building B Saturday morning when it caught fire will not be returning to their homes until 2013. “It’s difficult this time of year with Thanksgiving coming up that these people can’t return to their homes,” said Interim Shelby Township Fire Chief James Swinkowski. The 90 senior citizens, many immobile and wheel-chair bound had to be evacuated and some rescued from their balcony Saturday morning from the independent senior complex on Schoenherr Road, just north of Hall Road, when a fire broke out on the second floor just before 8 a.m. The fire was contained to four units in Apartment B, but the entire Building B has sustained water damage. Power, electricity and water …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
It was a busy evening Monday for the Shelby Township police and fire departments as officials responded to a house fire and a rollover accident at the same time.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Marker signs will be posted along the Clinton River in Shelby Township and Utica.
Nearly 50 markers will soon line the more than 7.5 miles of the Clinton River that runs through Shelby Township and Utica to help people enjoying the river better understand where they are. “As you go down the expressway you see mile markers. It’s the same thing as you go down the river,” said Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan. Shelby Township Firefighter Jeremy Verbeke spearheaded the initiative after it took nearly half an hour to locate and rescue a person on the river last year because the individual could not explain where he had floated. “It’s just to help us get to people faster,” he said. In the spring, the Shelby Fire Department shelled out $150 to purchase 37 signs that are now posted along the river in Shelby Township. The most …
Friday, October 5, 2012
The Shelby Township Fire Department will purchase two new fire trucks and six ambulance cots.
The Shelby Township Board of Trustees authorized the Fire Department to spend nearly $1.4 million to replace two fire engines and buy new ambulance cots to reduce injury to firefighters. The fire department will purchase two new trucks: a 100-foot platform aerial Sutphen for $976,045 and a Sutphen Pumper truck for $377,413. In addition, the department has allocated additional funds to replace all the equipment inside the trucks. Acting Fire Chief James Swinkowski said the township received a $44,000 discount by Sutphen by placing both orders at once. Swinkowski said the pumper fire truck will replace the previous truck, which was purchased in 1994, and the 100-foot aerial truck will replace a 70-foot aerial truck that was bought in 1997. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Unattended smoking materials left in an ash tray on the balcony of a third-floor unit caused the fire Aug. 31 at The Harbours, Fire Marshal Steve Conroy says.
Clinton Township's fire marshal says it appears cigarettes are to blame for the blaze that ripped through the third floor of Building 16 in The Harbours Apartments on Aug. 31. Fire Marshal Steve Conroy said investigators were able to pinpoint the source of the fire as "unattended smoking materials left in an ash tray" on the balcony of the third-floor unit second from the end of the building. "It looked like the entire building was on fire, but it really worked its way up the exterior and got into the attic," Conroy said, adding that most of the interior damage in the complex was due to smoke and water rather than fire. As the cause was determined to be accidental, Conroy said his department's investigation is complete and he does not …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Dozens of units in a three-story apartment building on Hall Road have been damaged or destroyed following a massive Friday morning blaze at The Harbours Apartments.
At least four families lost their homes Friday when a second-alarm fire ripped through the third floor of Building 16 in The Harbours Apartments off Hall Road in Clinton Township. Five fire departments were called in to help the Clinton Township crews battle the blaze, which is believed to have started in the attic of the building shortly before 10 a.m. Friday. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Get local and breaking news sent straight to your inbox with the Patch newsletter. Marty Horton, who lives in Building 16 – just two apartments from where the fire started - told Patch.com he was cooking breakfast when he smelled smoke. “The smell got stronger so I stepped out onto the balcony and looked to the right and there I saw …
Friday, August 31, 2012
The roof of a three-story apartment building on Hall Road has collapsed as firefighters from six communities work to put out a massive blaze at the Harbours Apartments.
UPDATE: The Harbours Apartments will collect clothes, shoes and anything else individuals would like to donate in the complex's clubhouse over the Labor Day weekend. The clubhouse is located at 44565 Bayview Ave, Clinton Township - off Hall Road and Heydenreich. Thick black smoke could be seen billowing from Hall Road's the Harbours Apartments in Clinton Township Friday morning as firefighters worked to extinguish a massive blaze that caused the roof on part of the apartment complex to collapse. The fire, which started in apartment complex No. 16 just before 10 a.m. burned for more than an hour as up to three fire trucks continuously sprayed water into the burning building. Patch.com witnessed part of the roof of the three-story apartment …