Smoky house fire on Harpst Street in Ann Arbor on the evening of October 7, 2011

ANN ARBOR, October 7, 11:30 p.m. – A house near the corner of Harpst Street and Tremmell Avenue was on fire on the evening of October 7, 2011. This photo is provided courtesy of Mike Nowak (@snackdog) and is used with permission. The Ann Arbor Fire Department cleared the scene just after 11:00 p.m, according to radio monitoring reports.

Enough smoke was generated by the fire that residents of the nearby Woodbury Gardens complex called for help, and trucks from Pittsfield Township and Ypsilanti Township were seen departing the scene. According to apartment resident Amanda Szot, there was no fire in the complex, despite the substantial amount of smoke seen there.

Smoke from the fire could be smelled all the way to north to East Stadium at Westminster, and as far east as East Stadium at Packard. 

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Fire department officials were not available to confirm details; a call to the battalion chief at the Ann Arbor Fire Department's non-emergency number, 734-794-6961, went to voice mail.

Radio monitoring reports are via on the Washtenaw County Sheriff, Police, and Fire feed.

A records request has been submitted for records relevant to this incident; typically, this would result in a records release on or about October 17, 2011.

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12:41pm Sat: location detail, smoky area expansion

midnight: "Records request" para

11:37pm: "Smoky house fire"

11:30pm: Added map, non-emergency AAFD number, call attempt, "radio monitoring reports", "Sheriff".

11:03pm: Fire department has cleared scene


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