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Friday, November 09, 2007

Fire guts Nottawa Township farmhouse

Fire destroyed Earl and Denise Smith’s home at 2409 W. Jordan Road in Isabella County’s Nottawa Township Friday morning.

Nobody was injured in the blaze, which is under investigation by the Nottawa-Sherman Townships Fire Department, but the family’s two cats did not escape.About 25 firefighters fought the blaze for more than two hours after being called to the scene shortly before 8 a.m., Nottawa-Sherman Townships Fire Chief David Livermore said.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department, Deerfield Township Fire Department, Isabella Northeast Fire Department, Mobile Medical Response ambulance and the Red Cross assisted at the scene.

The home had been in Earl Smith’s family for nearly 100 years, relatives said. (Photos courtesy Bob Hooker.)


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