Crews battle early morning business fire
Thu, 29 Aug 2013 09:43:58 GMT —
An investigation is underway after an early morning fire at a Missaukee County business.
The fire started Thursday around 2 a.m. at Roger Bazuin and Sons Trucking Company on Stoney Corners Road in McBain. The owners said the fire started in the workshop area, but a cause has yet to be determined and crews say it will be very difficult to determine one.
"We're looking into the cause but the chances of finding the actual cause is going to be slim because of the extent of the damages," said McBain Fire Chief, Craig Fisher.
It took four fire departments to battle the blaze. Officials say that the extreme heat was their biggest challenge. The workshop area was a complete loss, but fire crews managed to save a storage barn, and the family home next door.
"We pumped about 60-thousand gallons of water on it at one time to suppress the heat," said Chief Fisher. "It was a terrific amount of heat that we had to suppress. The building was completely involved with fire and the fire was through the roof."
Three pickup trucks, two service trucks and a load truck were lost in the fire. All of the equipment and some parts were also lost. Chief Fisher said the damages could add up to as much as half a million dollars but owners say they do have insurance.
The owners said no one was inside at the time of the fire.
Crews stayed on scene for more than four hours. There were no injuries.