Peninsula Township Fire Department and neighboring fire crews respond to structure fire on Stoneybeach Point on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Peninsula Township Fire Department and neighboring fire crews respond to structure fire on Stoneybeach Point on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
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The Peninsula Township Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Saturday night on Stoneybeach Point, on the south end of Bluff Road near the Center Road intersection.

Peninsula Fire Chief Fred Gilstorff said they are still investigating the cause of the fire, but because of its location in the home, other fire crews from Traverse City and neighboring townships were called to the scene. If you heard a multitude of sirens on Saturday night, that’s the reason.

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“Fires in the attic space can travel quickly, so we were getting the resources early in case the fire got away from us,” said Gilstorff. “The crews did a great job to keep the fire in check.”

Other crews responding to the fire include Traverse City, Grand Traverse Metro, Whitewater Township, Elmwood Township, Long Lake Township and an ambulance from Northflight.

“Together, the fire was under control in 30 minutes,” said Gilstorff. “Team work produces great results.”

He said the fire was confined to the roof and attic space, and all residents of the home were safe.

Over the weekend, Peninsula Township Fire Department responded to 11 calls for service, including gas leaks, medical runs, water rescue and the Stoneybeach fire. Gilstorff said crews responded quickly to all the runs and mitigated the issues.

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