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Michigan Chief Forced to Let House Burn

HOPKINS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (FOX 17) –  Fire crews fought wind and cold in their efforts dealing with a burning house in Hopkins Township early Thursday.

The fire is believed to have started at a lean-to built on the back of the second floor of the house, said Hopkins Area Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Bobby Kerber. But the fire was too hard to handle.

“It’s one of those things departments don’t like to have when you have to call it,” said Kerber, “but this one was beyond our reach, and we had to go ahead and make a stop.” The house was allowed to burn to the ground.

Couple and pets escape house fire; one of the oldest homes in Hopkins Twp.