One Firefighter Injured During Friday Morning’s House Fire

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWe now have an update on the 8th Street fire that happened on Friday morning. According to Alpena Fire Department Captain Rob Edmonds.One firefighter received minor injuries while on the scene at Friday’s fire after falling through the floor to the basement of the house, no other injuries were reported.The house fire happened on 8th Avenue around 2am Friday morning. A passing police patrol car noticed smoke coming from a home on the corner of 8th and Tawas Street in Alpena.Officials believe that the fire had been burning for some time before the police patrol car noticed it.Firefighters arrived on scene minutes later, and spent 7 hours battling flames. Fire Chief Bill Forbush said the home was for sale, and that no one was inside when the house caught fire.City firefighters along with the Alpena Police Department, the Alpena Township Fire Department, the Alpena Power Company, and the Salvation Army were all on site at Friday’s fire.As to what cause the fire, that information is still under investigation.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 8th Street Fire, Alpena Fire Department, breaking news, City of Alpena Fire DepartmentContinue ReadingPrevious Representative Bergman Confronts ProtestersNext National Children’s Dental Health Month: Northeast Michigan Facing Gaps in Dental Healthlast_img read more

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Strong storms produce tornadoes in northern Iowa

first_imgSWEA CITY — At least two tornadoes, possibly three, touched down in northern Iowa Tuesday night. The National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls says a tornado was reported about 5:30 PM near the town of Cushing in Woodbury County and another tornado was spotted ten minutes later near Ida Grove in Ida County.Meteorologist Alex Krull, at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says they’re investigating another report of severe weather near Swea City in Kossuth County. “We’re not sure if it was a tornado or not,” Krull says. “Right now, we’re in communication with the emergency managers. It looks like this may just be widespread wind damage.” There were no reports of any injuries in that part of the state either.Krull says winds in the Swea City area last night were clocked between 60 and 70 miles-an-hour. “We did have some damage to buildings and we had several trees that were knocked down in the area,” Krull says.Excluding last night’s storms, Iowa has recorded 43 tornadoes so far this year, slightly behind the average. During all of last year, Iowa had 69 tornadoes.last_img read more

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