Fire destroys Delta Co. building

Delta County Central Dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 1:50 a.m. Friday of a reported structure fire (pole building) at 5043 M.5 Lane in Wells Township.

Upon arrival, firefighters from Escanaba Public Safety found the structure to be full engulfed … with several small explosions coming from within the building. Mutual Aid was requested from Ford River Township Fire Department.

Firefighters battled the blaze for four hours before clearing the scene. Suppression was difficult due to the contents and material of the structure.

No estimated dollar value of the loss has been made at this time, but the building and contents were a total loss. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Assisting Escanaba Public Safety at the scene was Ford River Township Fire Department, Rampart Ambulance, UPPCO and the Delta County Road Commission.