Fires in Michigan


On February 26,2019, Two fires occurred from two different locations within the same state and day, Michigan. One deadly fire occurred inside of a families’ mobile home. the other location was near the US Farathane Production facility, fortunately, it didn’t kill anyone or leave anyone injured.    

Family’s Mobile Home

On February 26, 2019, 9:13 a.m, there was a fire inside a mobile home in Imlay City, Michigan affecting a family of seven. After 3:00 a.m, authorities were called to the fire. Imlay City Police Chief Scott Pike reported when they got there, they saw a woman screaming outside of the home. Parents Keith Kelley and Crystal Whitney lost three children: a three year old daughter and two boys ages five and six years old. The other members in the house were injured.

The only piece of evidence that the police found is that the fire started in the kitchen. Chief Pike also stated, before the fire, the family’s home had issues with their furnace. The cause of the fire has not been found out yet with authorities still researching the cause of the fire.

Outside a Plastic Manufacturing Facility

In Auburn Hills, Michigan on February 26th, there was a huge fire outside of US Farathane production facility in suburban Detroit. The fire caused a smoke that people further away could take a glimpse. According to The Detroit News, “The National Weather Service office in White Lake tweeted the smoke plume from the fire rose to around 3,500 feet before leveling off.” Employees of the plastic manufacturing facility were evacuated out because of precaution.

At 10:20 a.m, Firefighters fled to the scene. From The Detroit News, they found a fire coming from plastic and metal auto part containers stored on the south side of the building alarm fire which could lead to the possible cause to the fire. The fire got worse. It went up to a second-alarm fire. A second-alarm fire means more of the fire department needed to respond to the incident. At 4:30 p.m, the firefighters finally put the fire down. There was reported no injuries from anyone.

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