September 1, 2016, Canton, MI – Today at approximately 5:42 a.m., the Canton Fire Department was dispatched to the 700 block of Merrimac for a house fire. While on route, responding units were advised that police officers were on scene and stated flames were visible.
Firefighters arrived and found the house and attached garage fully involved in fire with heavy smoke. Wearing protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus, firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with elevated hose streams and hand lines. The fire was contained to original structure with some minor heat damage to a neighboring house’s siding.
The Canton Fire Department’s Fire Investigation Unit was called to the scene and the fire remains under