Kingsford home, garage damaged in structure fire

Credit: Jason Asselin

KINGSFORD — A Kingsford home and detached garage were heavily damaged in a fire on Sunday.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., Kingsford Public Safety was dispatched to a structure fire on the 200 block of Hemlock Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered a fully-involved fire that had started in the detached garage.

The home was heavily damaged, and a neighboring home sustained minimal damage. One Kingsford Public Safety Officer had to be transported by ambulance to the Dickinson County Hospital for smoke inhalation and exhaustion.

Iron Mountain Fire Department, Iron Mountain Police Department, Michigan State Police, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office, Beacon Ambulance, the Red Cross, Kingsford Public Works and DTE assisted on the scene.