Several Animals die in Mecosta County House Fire

SEARS, MI – On Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, at approximately 1:17 pm, a house fire was reported at the address of 2603 22 Mile Rd in Fork Township.

The Barryton Community Fire Department responded along with mutual aid from Wheatland Township Fire, Chippewa Township Fire, and Nottawa-Sherman Fire. They were able to extinguish the blaze.

No one was home at the time of the fire. The family did lose several dogs in the fire as well as a couple cats. The house is a total loss.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office Fire Investigation Unit was requested and responded to assist in determining the origin and cause of the fire. The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Posse was also requested and responded to assist with traffic control during while crews worked to extinguish the flames.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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