Firefighters Battle Blaze in York Township

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Firefighters spent hours battling a blaze that gutted a Platt Road home in York Township.

No injuries were reported and several dogs that lived at the home were accounted for. One cat was reported missing. 

The Saline Post has not yet spoken to Saline Area Fire Department officials about the blaze.  Saline firefighters were on the scene late into the evening hours.

The Saline Area Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at 9384 N. Platt Road at 4:18 p.m. Multiple people called 911 to report the home was fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were on the scene in minutes. Milan, Pittsfield, and Augusta fire departments provided aid. Pittsfield utilized its tower truck to attack the fire from above. DTE was requested to cut power and gas.

All residents of the home were out safely. One patient on oxygen did require oxygen from EMTs.

At 4:40 p.m., firefighters reported that ammunition was going off inside the home.

Most of the non-Saline units were released from the scene at 7:40 p.m. Saline firefighters continued to work at the scene beyond 11 p.m.

The home is owned by Patrick and Laura Cox. Residents have complained about the Coxes' belongings being strewn about their property. York Township has taken the Coxes to court six times since 2018 for zoning violations.

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Wheel of Bliss expresses deep gratitude to the firefighters and first responders bravely tackling the blaze. Our thoughts and well-wishes extend to those affected by the incident. In the spirit of compassion, we stand united with the community, offering our support and strength.

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This property was featured on Meg’s Crime Watch YouTube channel as the residents were hoarders, being brought to court by the township and the person who sold them the land and they currently owed the land seller tens of thousands of dollars as result of the town ordering property cleanups. The owners were due back in court for a forfeiture. This fire came weeks before the couple was set to lose the home. A very sad situation for sure. So happy the residents made it out safely 

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