Two Men Injured, Two Animals Dead in Royal Oak House Fire

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(C. Proxmire, Jan. 8, 2015)

A fire on Mace Street (near 11 Mile and Stephenson) destroyed a home and forced two men in the upstairs to jump from a window to escape. The men, a father and son, were injured from the jump.

According to an interview with Royal Oak Fire Chief Chuck Thomas in the Daily Tribune, five people were taken to the hospital including the two men. A dog and a cat did not make it out of essentialthe home.

The fire started at about 2:30am on Thursday in the kitchen. The cause is believed to be cooking grease.

A fundraising site for the Baldwin Family discusses some of the injuries and some of the family’s needs. Melissa Trumble Baldwin wrote “Ed had gone to the hospital with a broken wrist and cuts on his head. He was having difficulty breathing so the sedated and intubated him at the hospital. They havent been able to get his oxygen levels up so they did a test in his heart for fluid build up and there was none. So they did a scope on his lungsroyal_services and found lots of soot. He will be transferred to DMC burn unit so that can be handled better. He will be put on the mobile tube first and they will wait to make sure he is stable to be moved.
Papaw (Bill) is in his own room now and will be kept for 2-3 days. He was seen by his regular doctor and pulmonologist today. I will update more as I know. Thank you for your continued prayers.”

The following items were listed as needed:

Pants 8R
Shirts 8/10
Shoe 4
Underwear medium

Pants XL and 13/14jr
Shirts 3X and XL
Shoes 8.5 and 8
Underwear 6 and 9
Bra 44HHowesLocation

Pants L and 3X sweats, and 30X32 and 42-44/34
Shirts XL, 3X and 8XL
Shoes 9, 11, 13


Thus far the site has raised over $5,000.

To learn how to donate to the family go to

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