THE HOUSE at 120 Main St. in Vernon was a total loss after an afternoon fire on Sunday, July 29 engulfed the family home. Everyone was able to escape the burning structure, and no injuries were reported.
First on the scene was the Vernon Township Fire Department, which was assisted by departments from the city of Durand, Shiawassee Township, Venice Township, Corunna-Caledonia, city of Perry, Owosso Township, city of Owosso and city of Swartz Creek, along with the American Red Cross. The quick response by local fire departments is being credited with saving the rest of downtown Vernon, which was largely unaffected by the fire.
The Vernon Insurance Agency located next door to the burning home was slightly damaged by the fire and smoke damage.
Vernon Township Assistant Fire Chief Bill Hart reports that the fire call was received at 3:41 p.m. on July 29. He also thanked the Village Hair Shoppe, the Vernon Insurance Agency and Sweets and Treats for supplying ice cream to the fire fighters, and the Vernon Village President and Clerk for their assistance during the fire.
(Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)