October 21, 2021

Lapeer house fire probed

Colin Spencer/staff reporter

Firefighters douse the roof of a house Monday on Hunts Corners Road in Lapeer. Seven fire departments fought the blaze, which is under investigation.

The cause of a fire that severely damaged a Lapeer home Monday is under investigation, a Marathon fire official said.

The call came about 1:10 p.m. for a fire at 350 Hunts Corners Road, according to the Cortland County Dispatch.

Details of when the fire was brought under control and when it was finally doused were unavailable.

Marathon Deputy Chief Larri Leet said the home belonged to an Amish family and that there were no injuries. He did not have other details.

People who lived in the home declined to comment. Details regarding how many people lived in the home were not available.

Dottie Sturdevant, who was watching from the street as fire crews put out the fire, said she didn’t see when the fire started but noted a woman who lives in the house makes “beautiful” quilts.

A sign at the home’s driveway advertised quilts, maple syrup and pillows that are sold at the home.

Fire crews from Cortlandville, Whitney Point, Lisle, Killawog, Willet and Virgil also assisted, according to dispatch.