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Fire Causes Damage at Withington West Apartments in Ferndale

October 15th 2018

Fire Causes Damage at Withington West Apartments in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 15, 2018) Ferndale, MI- At about 8:30pm Monday night some residents of Withington West apartments were evacuated due to a fire that started in a fourth floor apartment. Withington West is a 68-unit property of the Ferndale Housing Commission.  It is home […]

Firefighters Put Out Blaze on Hazelhurst in Ferndale

December 4th 2017

Firefighters Put Out Blaze on Hazelhurst in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 4, 2017) Ferndale, MI  – Firefighters from Ferndale, Royal Oak, Hazel Park and Madison Heights teamed up to extinguish a house fire in the 500 block of W. Hazelhurst in Ferndale Monday morning.  At about 11:30 am smoke was seen coming from the […]

Presentation to Recall History of 1975 Fire in Downtown Ferndale Sept. 14, 2017

August 16th 2017

Presentation to Recall History of 1975 Fire in Downtown Ferndale Sept. 14, 2017 The President of the Ferndale Historical Society, Garry Taylor, will join with local author Donald Levin to present a talk, “Ferndale History & Mystery,” at the Ferndale Area District Library on Thursday, September 14, from 6:30 P.M. till 8 p.m. Mr. Taylor […]

Ferndale Makes Deal with 8 Wood Motel, Motorama Case Continues

July 31st 2017

Ferndale Makes Deal with 8 Wood Motel, Motorama Case Continues (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 31, 2017) Ferndale, MI – The City of Ferndale has cut a deal with the owner of 8 Wood Motel and is going through the courts in the case over Motorma Motel in regard to the business licenses being denied last […]

Tanker and Two Cars Crash and Burn on I 696, No Fatalities Reported

June 12th 2017

Tanker and Two Cars Crash and Burn on I 696, No Fatalities Reported (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 12, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Cleanup continues on I-696 W just before Woodward Avenue after a tanker truck and two passenger vehicles that ended with explosions and fire. Firefighters on the scene said there were no […]

Ferndale Firefighter and 8 Year Old Son Struggle After House Fire

February 14th 2016

Ferndale Firefighter and 8 Year Old Son Struggle After House Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2016) Ferndale, MI – For over 15 years Michael Szymanski has been fighting fires and saving lives in the City of Ferndale. Now he is in the unimaginable position of trying to rebuild his life after a fire destroyed […]

Two Fires in Ferndale on Sunday

December 28th 2015

Two Fires in Ferndale on Sunday (Compiled, Dec. 28, 2015) Ferndale, MI – Two fires happened in Ferndale on Sunday according to a report in The Daily Tribune. One on Channing was caused by a down power line and another on Stratford was likely caused by food left cooking on a stove. To get all […]

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice… (video)

December 16th 2015

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice Fire Marshal Says (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 16, 2015, orig. Dec. 15, 2014)   Lighters are not toys. It seems like an obvious statement for adults, but for Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten it is a lesson that cannot be stated enough. Even in the Ferndale area […]

Fire Truck Pull in Ferndale to Raise Money for Special Olympics July 25

June 22nd 2015

Fire Truck Pull in Ferndale to Raise Money for Special Olympics July 25 (event listing) On July 25, 2015, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be kicking off their first inaugural Fire Truck pull in Ferndale at the FOP Lodge 130.  The event is looking for teams of 10 to pull a fire truck pull […]

Porch Fire on Ardmore Reminder of Smoking Risk

May 7th 2013

“Had the police officer not put it out with an extinguisher it could have been much worse damage wise, even with us arriving 1 to 2 minutes behind PD,” said Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan. “Fires can double in size every 11 seconds.”