From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — NORTHPORT — A couple escaped a house fire in Northport with the help of a passerby.
Firefighters were called to a home on North Manitou Trail shortly before noon on Saturday after the homeowners discovered flames in the garage.
A passerby helped a man, who recently had knee surgery, escape.
Flames destroyed the home. The fire’s cause has not yet been determined.
The Leelanau Township Fire Department was assisted by crews from Suttons Bay/Bingham and Glen Arbor.