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Posted on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 11:44 a.m.

Firefighters extinguish Saturday blaze at Ann Arbor home

By Kyle Feldscher

Ann Arbor firefighters extinguished a house fire that spread to an attached garage Saturday evening causing damage throughout the home.


Fire rips through a home in the 1500 block of Dicken Drive Saturday.

Courtesy of AAFD

Battalion Chief Steven Lowe said firefighters were dispatched to the home at 7:57 p.m. Saturday to the home in the 1500 block of Dicken Drive after a passerby saw smoke coming from the garage.

Lowe said firefighters found smoke coming from both floors of the home along with smoke and fire coming from the garage once they arrived. The fire started in a first-floor living room area.

Fire damage was limited to the walls of the living room and garage, along with the floor area of the living room. However, firefighters reported smoke damage throughout the home.

There was no one home when the fire started and no one was injured. Howe did not have a damage estimate immediately available Monday.

The Ann Arbor Police Department and Huron Valley Ambulance assisted firefighters at the scene.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Tue, Feb 19, 2013 : 1:17 p.m.

Thankfully no one was harmed. Thank you AAFD for another great job and taking care of business. Unfortunately, you have been quite busy these days and I surely hope the city realizes the importance of having all stations up and running fully staffed.


Mon, Feb 18, 2013 : 4:51 p.m.

As I've said before, so many fires this winter. Is anyone keeping count? Maybe the whole county needs a refresher course in fire safety? Although, rental homes with old wiring can be covered up if no one notices.