Ann Arbor firefighters extinguish blaze above home's fireplace
Ann Arbor firefighters put out a blaze Sunday afternoon that started in a wall above a home's fireplace.
Ann Arbor firefighters responded at 4:11 p.m. Sunday to a home in the 2000 block of Steeplechase Drive, according to a statement. When they arrived, firefighters found smoke on the first floor and a fire in the wall surrounding the home’s fireplace.
According to firefighters, the homeowner had a fire in the fireplace on Saturday night. When firefighters opened up the wall above the fireplace, they found 2x4 and 2x8 pieces of wood ablaze in the wall.
The fire was extinguished and firefighters had to remove the interior of the wall to look for more fire. The damage was limited to single wall and the fireplace in the family room. There was no damage estimate available Monday morning.
According to firefighters, the cause appears to be related to the fireplace or firebox. The exact cause is still under investigation.
No one was injured in the fire. Firefighters wish to remind anyone with a fireplace and chimney in their home to have them checked and cleaned.