Thursday, August 27, 2015

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASSISTS ON HOUSE FIRE

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office assisted Suttons Bay/Bingham Fire Department on a structure fire which occurred at a residence on Center Highway.

On Wednesday, 8/26/15, at 1826hrs, Fire and Sheriff's Office members responded to the residence located at 4828 South Center Highway a report of a structure fire.  Upon the first units arrival they found the house completely engulfed in flames.  The owner of the residence was interviewed and stated that the house was under demolition and the owner was burning papers in a wood stove located in the basement area.  The owner left for a period of time to work in a barn.  Upon coming out of the barn he saw the house was on fire.  He then called 911.

The house was destroyed by the fire but no one was injured.  Investigators determined the fire started from the wood stove area.