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May 1, 2013

Family escapes Acme Township fire

ACME — A family of seven was displaced in an early morning fire.

Firefighters on Tuesday were dispatched to 4119 Park Lane in Acme Township just after 5 a.m. and found the fire in the basement.

The family’s mother was getting ready for work when she smelled smoke, Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department Chief Pat Parker said. Two people were asleep in the basement.

Parker said “it’s so extremely fortunate” the residents and their two dogs escaped.

“I think we’re really lucky that all seven came out. There were smoke alarms in the house, but as far as we know they were not activated,” he said.

The department this year launched a program to distribute and check smoke detectors door-to-door. Parker said he hoped the fire reminded residents who don’t have a working smoke alarm to contact their local fire department.

The one-story home sustained severe smoke and moderate structural damage, Parker said. Investigators have not yet narrowed down a cause.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

 

 

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