Furnace fire displaces family of four
A furnace fire Sunday afternoon displaced an Ypsilanti Township woman and her three daughters, firefighters said.
Tom Perkins | For AnnArbor.com
Firefighters found no fire when they arrived, but Harr said the single-family home had filled with smoke. After determining that no one was left in the house, firefighters determined that a malfunctioning furnace was the source of the smoke.
"It was a faulty furnace that was extremely hot and burned the duct work," Harr said.
The fire was already out, Harr said, so firefighters ventilated the home and shut off the gas supply to the furnace.
The home will not be inhabitable until the furnace is repaired, Harr said. The Washtenaw-Lenawee County Chapter of the American Red Cross provided food and lodging for the family.