The Clare Fire Department responded to a house fire behind the Whitehouse Restaurant. When firefighters arrived they could see smoke and flames coming from inside the building.
The fire department responded just before 4 a.m. on Saturday. According to the department the fire spread throughout the structure and officials believe it is a total loss.
The fire chief said the house was also used as a business. It was located on North McEwan Street in the City of Clare.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Other nearby structures were not damaged as a result of the fire.
The Clare Fire Department wasassisted by the Clare Police Department, Surrey Fire Department, Harrison FireDepartment, Coleman Fire Department, Clare City Department of Public Works, MobileMedical Response, and American Red Cross
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