Negaunee Township House Fire

Access to water has made fire fighting efforts difficult at a Marquette County structure fire this evening.

A fire at 142 Kivela Road in Negaunee Township has been the focus of crews from a number of community fire departments.

The fire was reported just after 8 this evening.

The home is in a rural area north of US–41 near the old Marquette County Airport.

The lack of fire hydrants near the home means pumper trucks are filling up at hydrants several miles away and trucking the water back to the fire scene.

Water is being trucked from hydrants near the Negaunee State Police Post along Airport Road.

Firefighters from Negaunee Township are being assisted by several area fire departments, including Ishpeming Township and Negaunee City.

No word on what caused the fire.

We’ll update you right here on our website as more details become available.