CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Fire officials say a generator sparked a fire that damaged a house north of South Haven Monday.
The South Haven Area Emergency Services said around 8:45 p.m. firefighters responded to the fire at a house on Blue Star Memorial Highway near the intersection of North Shore Drive in Casco Township.
The homeowner told authorities that he was trying to start a recently purchased generator when it burst into flames. He wasn’t able to call for help but drove about a mile to the SHAES fire station, according to a SHAES news release.
When firefighters arrived on scene, the fire had spread into the house and attic, the release said.
There were no reports of injuries. Firefighters believed a family cat may have been killed in the fire, but the owner found the cat alive.