Local briefing

No injuries in Clark Street fire

MARQUETTE — No injuries were reported in a house fire along the 1900 block of Clark Street in Marquette Thursday morning that resulted in “heavy damage,” to the residence, officials said Thursday evening.

Responders were dispatched to a report of a structure fire around 7:42 a.m. Thursday and when fire crews arrived, they found that smoke and flames were coming from the front side of the house, as well as “moderate smoke” coming from the area of the home’s attic, officials said.

“Shortly after firefighters entered the structure it was discovered that there was a large fire burning in both attic areas of the structure,” a press release about the incident states.

Firefighters then gained access to the attic areas of the home and had the fire under control in around two hours, officials said.

All occupants had evacuated the home and were uninjured. The residents of the home are being assisted by the Pigs-N-Heat Fire Relief Fund, officials said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Marquette Fire Department was assisted on the scene by the Marquette Police Department, UP Health System EMS, Marquette Township Fire Department, Chocolay Township Fire Department, Semco Energy Gas Co. and the Marquette Board of Light and Power.

1 injured in Dickinson County crash

MARQUETTE — One person was transported to the Dickinson County Hospital with minor injuries and one person was cited after a three-car personal injury crash took place Wednesday in Iron Mountain, according to the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post.

The accident took place around 3:25 p.m. along U.S. 2 near the accessway to Home Depot when a pickup truck was attempting to enter U.S. 2 from the Home Depot accessway and struck an eastbound vehicle on U.S. 2 that was driven by a 36-year-old man from Niagara, Wisconsin. The collision then caused the eastbound vehicle to collide with a westbound vehicle that was waiting to turn in the center lane.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 62-year-old Amasa man, was cited for failure to yield the right-of-way leaving a private driveway.

The driver of the westbound vehicle, a 73-year-old man from Green Bay, Wisconsin, was transported to Dickinson County Hospital with minor injuries.

The Iron Mountain Police Department, Breitung Township Fire Department, Beacon Ambulance, Integrity Care EMS, Town and Country Towing and L.R. Vincent Towing assisted at the scene.