Porch fire in Ann Arbor extinguished by jogger
A fire reported this morning at 902 Baldwin Ave. in Ann Arbor was extinguished by a passerby before the fire department arrived.
Ann Arbor Fire Capt. Jim Budd said dispatch received a call at 7:42 a.m. saying a couch on the structure's front porch was on fire.
All six Ann Arbor Fire Department units responded, but when they arrived the fire had already been extinguished by a jogger using a garden hose, Budd said.
"We just went inside and checked for extension inside the structure," Budd said. "There was a little bit of smoke in the structure, but the fire was contained to the couch and a little bit of the porch."
No one was injured, and it is not known whether the occupants were aware of the fire. Officials are still on the scene. Budd estimated the damages at less than $500.
The cause of the fire is not yet known. AnnArbor.com will update this report as more information is available.
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