THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
BATTLE BLAZEFirefighters from three departments battled a fire at the Rio Vista in Menominee on Tuesday, March 26. The Menominee Fire Department received the initial call at 9:30 p.m. Two residents were reportedly burned. No firefighters were injured. Top photo shows the progression of fire due to the construction of the building.
2 Hurt In Menominee 8 Unit Apartment Fire
Three fire departments responded Tuesday evening, Mar. 26, to a fire at the 8 unit Rio Vista Apartment complex at 800 19th St., Menominee. Fire units were from the cities of Menominee, Mich., Menominee Ingalls and Marinette.
The Menominee Fire Department responded at 9:30 p.m. and the Marinette Department around 9:41 p.m. and returned to the station at 4:09 a.m. Wednesday, Mar. 27. Also responding were the Emergency Rescue Squad and BAMC Paramedics. American Red Cross also responded to those displaced by the fire.
When the departments arrived the southeast corner of the building was totally involved. The fire was difficult to fight due to the construction of the building. The structure can be seen from the Interstate Bridge and reported as a total loss.
Early reports indicate two residents of the apartment received burns and were transported to BAMC.
Cause of the fire is under investigation. The Michigan State Police fire investigation unit was on scene Wednesday morning to help determine a cause.