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Posted on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

Chelsea firefighters called to Lyndon Township for second time in two weeks for mutual aid fire

By Lisa Allmendinger

For the second time in two weeks, Chelsea firefighters were called to Lyndon Township for a fire near North Lake where a detached building was fully engulfed.

More than 20 firefighters from Chelsea, Dexter and Stockbridge arrived to find a fully engulfed pole barn and the blaze had extended to the roof and side of the nearby home, said Chelsea Area Fire Authority Chief Jim Payeur.

On Dec. 23, firefighters arrived at a cabin fire on Wild Goose Lane, about a mile from Wednesday's blaze, and also found the home fully engulfed.

Payeur said there was minimal damage to the homeint the 12000 block of Hadley Road Wednesday, but the detached building and its contents were a total loss.

Chelsea Fire Capt. Augustine Syrovy said there were snowmobiles, dirt bikes and a small garden tractor as well as various other auto parts inside the building.

The Wednesday afternoon fire was called in at 3:30 p.m. and the cause is undetermined, Payeur said.

He was unable to estimate the monetary losses from the fire and investigators are working to determine the cause. Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at For more Chelsea area stories, visit our Chelsea page.



Thu, Jan 5, 2012 : 3:41 p.m.

I certainly hope that these two fires were not connected in some way.