Waterford Township firefighters were busy on Sunday, Oct. 28 extinguishing a pair of house fires within a two-hour time frame.
The first 911 call came in at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, when a house fire was reported in the 7300 block of North Shaker Drive.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story home on fire with heavy smoke coming out of it. Firefighters entered the home with their hose lines and found the fire contained in the basement. They were able to quickly work to extinguish the blaze.
The three occupants of the home saw smoke coming up from the heat vents. They fled the house and then called the Fire Department.
One firefighter sustained a minor hand injury during the incident. Damage to the home is estimated at $30,000.
Fire Department investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
The second 911 call came in at 11:50 p.m. for a house fire in the 3700 block of Oakview Drive.
When firefighters arrived on the scene they saw smoke emanating from the home’s second-floor bathroom. The fire was extinguished quickly.
The occupants were home at the time of the fire, but escaped unharmed once their smoke detectors went off.
Fire damage is estimated at $15,000.
No one was injured during the incident.
Fire investigators are in the process of determining the origin of the fire.