Brush fire in Flushing Township left behind damage - WNEM TV 5

Brush fire in Flushing Township left behind damage

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FLUSHING TOWNSHIP, MI (WNEM) -

The brush fire that caused Deland Road to close in Flushing Township on Tuesday has been put out, according to the fire chief.

The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon and caused Deland Road to close between Carpenter and Coldwater.

Multiple fire departments responded to the scene.

The fire covered acres of land and was headed straight for a subdivision, but it didn't make it that far.

Nobody was hurt, but the fire still did some damage.

"It went out of control with all the wind. It's taken out not only my barn, but we had seven acres and it's taken out all of that," said Rose Dessinger, resident.

The fire took out her barn, another shack and two snowmobiles.

"Right now, I'm just glad everybody's safe," Dessinger said. "Just thankful my house isn't burned down."

The fire started because a neighbor was burning brush.

"It got away from him. He tried putting it out himself, couldn't do it. He ended up calling us," Flushing Township Fire Chief Jim Michael said.

There was a red flag warning in effect for the entire TV5 viewing area until 8 p.m. Tuesday, which means nobody should have been burning anything.

After losing her barn, Dessinger has a message for anyone thinking about burning.

"Try to find out if there' a ban first. The reason this got out of control is this neighbor didn't know there was a ban," she said.

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