Ypsilanti Township firefighters return to site of blaze after fire rekindles
A fire rekindled this morning at a Ypsilanti Township home gutted by fire overnight, fire officials said.
Ypsilanti Township, Ypsilanti and Pittsfield Township fought the initial 3 a.m. blaze for about 30 minutes at the home in the 200 block of Taft Avenue in Ypsilanti Township. Around 9 a.m., smoke was spotted coming from the house again.
Six Ypsilanti Township firefighters responded and doused the hot spot near the home’s stairway, said Ypsilanti Township Lt. Keith Harr.
The home is standing, but gutted, he said.
“It’s a total loss,” Harr said.
Occupants were not inside the two-story home during the blaze.
The cause remains under investigation. The fire is believed to have started in the living room, officials said. Damage is estimated at $180,000.