Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Fire officials investigating cause of blaze; Auburn and Adams roads are now re-opened.
Rochester Fire Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that ravaged the Mark's Coney Island the corner of Auburn and Adams Road Tuesday afternoon. Nobody was injured, but significant damaged occured, according to Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell. He said the building is "probably a complete loss". The department received the call of "arching and explosions" at the scene at about 10:55 a.m. Crews arrived to find heavy fire coming out of the northeast corner of the building. Firfighters quickly knocked out the fire and aggressively attacked the interior, Crowell said. The incident backed up traffic as Auburn and Adams Roads were closed for about an hour. Both are now re-opened and traffic is flowing normally.
8 tractors involved in Sunday fire.
Oakland County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched Sunday to the 90 block of W. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills for a report of a fire behind a building, according to an incident report. According to the report, deputies discovered eight tractors on fire inside a fenced area behind the business, which was closed. Rochester Hills fire crews put out the fire and a Sheriff's fire investigator was called to the scene. The fire remains under investigation and no injuries were reported.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
House bulldozed after blaze at 2400 block of W. Auburn Road.
Four dogs died Sunday in a house fire at the 2400 block of W. Auburn Road in Rochester Hills, according to an incident report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office. According to Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell, the call came in at 4:30 p.m. Sunday with reports of smoke coming from the basement of the home. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from all the windows and the occupants outside, according to Crowell. Crews attempted to enter the house to extinguish the fire, but were forced to back out due to the amount of items in the house, Crowell reported. According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the residents of the home, both 61, were able to get out unharmed, but four family dogs were not able to escape and …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
First responders were honored by Crittenton Hospital's emergency room department for fast response times.
Last spring, paramedics from the Rochester Hills Fire Department worked their life-saving magic. It was May 8 when the crew of four responded to a medical emergency at a home on the city's south side, where a 37-year-old man was having a stroke. Just 23 minutes after the paramedics reached the door of the home, the man was inside the emergency room at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, where he received a life-saving injection. In hospital ER circles, that's considered a "door-to-needle" time worthy of an award (the average time at the hospital last year was more than three times that). And an award is what paramedics Ryan Moravcik, Todd Beckett, Christine Potter and Rich Welch recently received. Along with the Washington Township Fire …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Firefighters from Rochester and Rochester Hills responded to the blaze.
No one was injured in a fire that started in the garage of a home on the east side of Rochester Hills on Wednesday. Firefighters from Rochester Hills and Rochester responded to the incident in the 500 block of John R at 11:45 a.m. According to Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell, the garage, which was attached to the home, was "fully involved in fire" when they arrived. "Crews were able to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes," Crowell said. "The son of the owner was home at the time and was able to escape without injury." John R north of Avon Road was closed for about two hours because of the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
An industrial complex was the site of a Thursday morning fire in Rochester Hills.
A Rochester Hills firefighter has been released from the hospital after being treated Thursday morning for burns that he received while battling a fire at a business in the city. The incident happened around 5:15 a.m. in an industrial complex in the 1900 block of Star Batt Drive, near Crooks Road and M-59. According to a report from the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived on the scene to see, through the front windows, smoke filling the office areas of the building. On the Rochester Patch Facebook page, reader David Mowat said that by 5:40 a.m. the "sky was lit up" from the fire. According to the Rochester Hills Fire Department, which responded to the scene, the fire was contained to the roof area of the business, which was …
A firefighter was reportedly injured during the blaze.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Firefighters from Rochester and Rochester Hills were part of the Fight for Air Climb at the Detroit Renaissance Center.
Firefighters from Rochester and Rochester Hills climbed 70 flights of stairs while wearing 50 to 75 pounds of gear this weekend. They weren't responding to a fire but they were saving lives: the local firefighters joined hundreds at Detroit's Renaissance Center on Sunday for the Fight for Air Climb Firefighter Challenge, an annual fundraiser for the American Lung Association. The climb of 1,035 stairs is timed. The Rochester-area crew included seven members of the Rochester Hills Fire Department and one from the City of Rochester, according to Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell. In all the team raised more than $1,600 in donations. The event had a special meaning for Rochester Hills Firefighter Kevin Palaian, who climbed for his …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The blaze was under control in about 20 minutes.
No one was injured early Sunday morning in a house fire near M-59 and Livernois in Rochester Hills. At 2:15 a.m. firefighters from three Rochester Hills fire stations responded to a house fire on the 2700 block of Simpson Road, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office and Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell. The firefighters brought the fire under control in about 20 minutes, and the four people inside the house escaped safely, Crowell said. The fire was discovered in the front bedroom interior of the home, according to a sheriff's office report. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Rochester Hills Firefighters responded to the incident on Monday afternoon.
Rochester Hills firefighters were called to the scene of a car fire in the parking lot of the Ram's Horn restaurant on Monday afternoon. The fire was extinguished by the crew in about 15 minutes; the cause of the fire was unknown, according to Rochester Hills Fire Chief Ron Crowell.