Power Line Falls on Michigan Engine, Firefighter Takes Cover

May 15, 2008
A live power line to fall onto and burn one of the fire engines.

PORT HURON, Mich. --

A Port Huron furniture store building went up in flames Tuesday afternoon.

No one was injured in the blaze at the Emory Furniture building, but there was a close call involving a fireman. According to fire officials, the multi-alarm fire caused a live power line to fall onto and burn one of the fire engines. The fireman in the truck was forced to leap off the vehicle to safety.

The building, located on Tenth Avenue, is used for storage by the furniture store.

According to fire officials, there was quite a bit of inventory inside, which helped fuel the blaze. At one point, the building collapsed and was described by fire officials as being destroyed.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined, but investigators believe it was sparked by an electrical problem in the storage building.

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