Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Canton Fire Department responded to two residential fires on Saturday.
The Canton Fire Department responded to two separate residential fires over the weekend, according to a press release. On May 4, firefighters responded to a call on the 4100 block of Old Michigan Ave at approximately 5 a.m., according to the report. The Fire Investigation Unit ruled the fire accidental in nature with the report stating that it started in a back room with flames spreading to two adjacent homes before it was contained. The Canton Fire Department said that two of the three homes affected by the early morning fire suffered extensive damage but no injuries were reported. A second fire was reported later that same day at Crystal Creek Assisted Living complex on N. Lilley Road, according to the report. The Canton Fire Department …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
A Canton Township man's home caught fire around 4:30 a.m. Jan. 2 on the 46000 block of Spinning Wheel Drive, according to a Canton Township Police report. The first responding officer said he could smell heavy smoke when he arrived on the street, the report said. When he came to the front of the house, he said he could see smoke from several windows and the homeowner standing in bare feet on the driveway, according to the report. The homeowner said he left incense burning in the kitchen and went to sleep, the report said. The man said he woke up to the sound of smoke detectors and went downstairs, according to the report. He said he saw two boxes on fire with very little smoke near where he left the incense on, the report said. The man …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
House on 46000 block of Spinning Wheel sustains heavy fire and smoke damage, but no injuries reported.
Canton Township firefighters responded early Wednesday to the 46000 block of Spinning Wheel after a 9-1-1 call reporting a house fire, according to a news release from the department. According to the report, fire crews arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke visible from a tri-level home. Crews entered the home and found heavy smoke and fire in the kitchen area, but were able to contain the blaze with two hose lines, the news release indicated. According to the news release, the home sustained fire damage in the kitchen area and smoke damage throughout the house. Canton's Fire Investigation Unit determined the cause of the fire to be accidental, the news release indicated. According to the news release, fire crews initially struggled …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Community raises more than $25,000 for Joanne Savage.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- John McKay
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The Plymouth-Canton community has rallied behind one of its own, Joanne Savage of Canton. A widow and mother of three Plymouth-Canton students, Colin, Jack and Nolan, Savage was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Peritonei Carcinoma. Pat Savage, Joanne's husband and the boys' father, succumbed to Esophageal Cancer in November 2011. To date, the community has chipped in more than $25,000 for the Savage family, and supporters turned out in droves Saturday at Real BarBQ in Canton to boost donations and offer support, according to Wendy Fayne, a spokeswoman for Real BarBQ. According to Fayne, the Canton Fire Department attended the event and donated $1,000, and Detroit Lions legend Charlie Sanders donated $1,000 and offered three autographed …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Unidentified female resident suffered from what Canton Fire officials said were "non-life-threatening injuries."
Smoke from a Wednesday morning fire at Canton Place, 44505 Ford Rd., injured one resident, according to a statement by Canton Township Fire Department. The sixth-floor fire was caused by what fire officials called an "unattended flame" which ignited a nearby cabinet. The fire and smoke activated the buiding's sprinkler system, which helped douse flames. Firefighters tools the unidentified female resident to the first floor, where she was treated for smoke inhalation and taken to a nearby hospital with what was described by fire officials as "non-life threatening injuries."
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Suspected intruder under police guard at an area hospital, according to Canton Police.
A Canton homeowner who police say shot a suspected intruder has not been taken into custody, according to Canton Police. Sgt. Dave Schreiner, a Canton Police detective, said the homeowner was not injured in the incident, which happened early Wednesday afternoon on Canton's west side, near the intersection of Ridge and Saltz roads. Schreiner said police were called for help at about 12:58 p.m. and "rescue units responded to the 49000 block of Townsend Court for an intruder with a gunshot wound. When police arrived, they found an intruder being held at gunpoint by the homeowner. The homeowner stated he heard the break-in, retrieved his handgun, and when confronted by the intruder, shot at him." Canton paramedics rushed the wounded man to an …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
No injuries and no evacuation needed at Village Squire Apartments, fire officials say.
When Rhonda Zander smelled smoke in her Village Squire Apartments building just after 7 p.m. Tuesday, she went looking for the cause of the smell. Stepping outside of her building, she looked up and saw flames shooting from the vent for a second-floor furnace so she dialed the Canton Fire Department on her cell phone. "They were here in, like, seconds," Zander said, standing outside of the row-style, 22-unit apartment building as firefighters worked. Canton Fire Battalion Chief Ken Arvile said a furnace malfunction appeared to cause the flames. "It could have been a motor or a compressor," he said. "But the electricity to it is shut off." No one was injured during the incident and Arvile said the building would not need to be evacuated.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Liberty Fest fireworks launch Saturday at dusk.
Canton's Liberty Fest fireworks display will be one of the first shows in metro Detroit leading up to the Fourth of July. Zambelli Fireworks Internationale will produce Liberty Fest's display. Zambelli is one of the largest fireworks companies in the U.S., responsible for the Friday nights fireworks shows at Comerica Park during Detroit Tiger's baseball games. Zambelli is also scheduled to produce the Target-sponsored June 27 display on the Detroit River. For Liberty Fest, Zambelli makes the sky light up on Saturday at dusk. "We do a lot of planning ahead of time," said Joshua Meier, Canton Township deputy fire chief. "The day of the fireworks, I'll meet with the fireworks company and we'll do an on-site inspection. And then we'll do an on…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wide-ranging community support for emergency workers included Salvation Army canteen truck from Plymouth.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Peg McNichol
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Minutes after an explosion dropped the roof of the William C. Franks Furniture into the store, volunteers from Plymouth and Canton mobilized. Wayne firefighters were aided by 23 area agencies in the blasts' aftermath. The body of one victim, store employee James Zell, 64, was discovered in the rubble late Wednesday; the body of another store employee, a yet unidentified woman, was recovered after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Canton firefighters helped transport store owner Paul Franks to U-M Trauma Burn Center shortly after the explosion, where he was in serious but stable condition Wednesday night, according to Wayne officials. Canton Township loaned two ambulances and a mobile command center to the effort. The Salvation Army keeps four mobile …