At 11:50 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 9, the Fenton Township Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in the 5100 block of Cottage Court in Fenton Township.
The house, a two-story home with an attached garage, was fully engulfed in flames.
Fenton Township Fire Chief Ryan Volz said the alarm came in just before midnight. He said they believe the fire began in the garage and spread quickly to the roof and attic of the 3,400-square-foot home.
Volz said the family and their pets were able to get out of the home uninjured. Two vehicles were in the garage and tires popped causing loud bangs.
The house is a total loss due to the extent of damage. Volz said the homeowners are insured and the family is staying with relatives.
The fire chief said one firefighter was injured early in the response when the front foyer collapsed on him. He was transported to Ascension Genesys Hospital in Grand Blanc Township. Volz said he is hoping for a quick recovery.
Fenton City, Linden City, Argentine Township, the North Oakland County Fire Authority (NOCFA), Mundy Township, Hartland, Burton and Swartz Creek fire departments also responded to the fire.
Volz said his crew cleared the scene at approximately 7 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 10. On Sunday afternoon, Volz was heading back out to the home to complete their investigation and to talk to the homeowners.