Investigation continues into Med. Ctr. fire alarm


The Marquette City Fire Department was dispatched to a fire in the basement of The Upper Peninsula Medical Center on West Fair Avenue in Marquette.

The incident occurred around 8 a.m. when a general fire alarm was reported.  Light smoke was reported on the west side of the building, near the Atrium entrance.  Medical personnel, and others inside the building, were forced to evacuate due to heavy smoke filling the center.

Fire was located on the basement level in a records storage area.  Two sprinkler heads were activated due to hot conditions in the room.  Firefighters were able to make entrance to the room and extinguish the blaze.  Smoke filled the basement, first, second and third floors, but was removed with mechanical forced ventilation.

Marquette City Fire Department, SEMCO Gas, Medical Center maintenance and office staff as well as Marquette Fire Rescue Team assisted at the scene.

No injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Some Marquette General Clinic locations at the Peninsula Medical Center reopened at noon today. A few clinics will remain closed until Friday morning. To learn which clinics will remain closed until Friday,  visit




Some of the medical clinics at the Peninsula Medical Center building in Marquette are re-opening at noon today.

A fire closed the building this morning.

Marquette General Community Relations says in a statement that a few of the clinics will remain closed until Friday morning.

Marquette General’s website has more information about which clinics will remain closed until tomorrow.

The health system is also asking anyone with additional questions on patient rescheduling to contact their specific clinics as needed.