Almont firefighters clean up following an apartment fire that also resulted in considerable water damage to the long-established Buccilli’s Pies & Cakes at 129 N. Main St. Other adjacent buildings and businesses were spared of serious damage, due in large part to the quick response of firefighters. photo by Tom Wearing.
August 19, 2009
ALMONT — Quick response by firefighters to a downtown apartment fire Sunday is credited with limiting its spread to neighboring buildings and businesses.
Almont Twp. Fire Chief Paul Wayco said the fire was called in to Lapeer County Central Dispatch at around 9:23 a.m. by one of the apartment's tenants.
Once at the scene, Wayco said firefighters discovered smoke coming from a stairway and one of two upstairs apartments at 129 N. Main St.
Wayco said fire damage was limited to the building's upper level, although Buccilli's Pies & Cakes, located directly beneath the apartments, sustained significant water damage.