Ann Arbor house catches fire as homeowner burns weeds
Angela J. Cesere | AnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor fire Captain Randy Menard said the fire began at 5:02 p.m. and the first crew was on scene seven minutes later. By 5:30 p.m., the blaze was extinguished, he said.
Menard said the homeowner was burning weeds outside the home, which caused the grass on the lawn to light. The grass fire then spread to the side of the house and up into the attic, Menard said.
No one was injured, although the homeowner's wife did complain of a sore throat, Menard said. She did not seek medical attention.
Menard said bedrooms inside the home were damaged, along with the roof and siding that had burned. Firefighters had to break through the home to make sure all the insulation inside the residence was free of embers, he said.
A monetary estimate for the damage was not immediately available on Wednesday.