Fire engulfs home on Hancock Street Thursday

 

 

MANISTEE — An early-evening fire on Thursday caused extensive damage to a home on Hancock Street in the City of Manistee and left three people with minor injuries.

According to Department of Public Safety Director David Bachman, firefighters arrived shortly after 6:25 p.m. to see smoke and flames at the rear of the house located at
107 Hancock St.

Confirmation that all people were out of the home by a resident, as well as information about how the fire started after hearing a loud bang and seeing flames through a register in the living room floor, firefighters entered the house and encountered flames and heavy smoke.

Firefighters were able to knock down the fire in the basement, but it had spread up the inside wall, and was finally extinguished in the roof and attic.

According to Bachman, three of the residents of the home were transported by West Shore EMS to West Shore Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation and were later released.

The family had lodging arrangements with other family for Thursday night, and the American Red Cross was in contact with the family, Bachman said.

The cause of the fire is not known, and investigators are expected to be on site today.

Assisting at the scene were Stronach Township Fire Department, Filer Township Fire Department and EMS and the City of Manistee Department of Public Works and Water Department.

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