1 dead in Iron Mountain apartment building fire

Crews from several area departments work late Friday to fight a fire in an apartment building at 630 E. H St. in Iron Mountain. A rig from the Norway Fire Department that could spray water from a ladder overhead eventually knocked down the flames enough that firefighters could search the building, finding the body of a woman. (Betsy Bloom/Daily News photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — A 46-year-old woman died late Friday in a fire that swept through an Iron Mountain apartment building.

The Iron Mountain Fire Department was called out at 10:53 p.m. to 630 E. H St., a 10-unit building at the corner of Jackson and E streets, said Ed Mattson, director of Iron Mountain police and fire services.

Several other building tenants had injuries that were not considered life threatening, Mattson said in the news release.

The building is believed to be a total loss, Mattson said.

Mattson thanked the Midtown Quick Lube, 1123 S. Stephenson Ave., for opening the business as a staging area for the American Red Cross to aid displaced residents.

He did not know how many people lived in the building. One unit reportedly was vacant.

The Michigan State Police fire investigator was at the site assisting Iron Mountain police and fire in looking for a cause.

Also assisting at the fire were Kingsford Public Safety, MSP, Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department, Integrity Care EMS, North Alert Ambulance, Iron Mountain Department of Public Works, We Energies and DTE Energy.


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