fires http://michiganradio.org en 38 horses killed and one worker injured in Michigan barn fire http://michiganradio.org/post/38-horses-killed-and-one-worker-injured-michigan-barn-fire <p>A barn fire at Campbell Stables in Grass Lake Township killed 38 horses and sent one worker to a hospital with burns, according to authorities.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2012/02/flames_from_grass_lake_barn_fi.html">Jackson Citizen Patriot</a> reports the fire began after 10 p.m. Firefighters from five area departments fought the blaze. Grass Lake Township Fire Chief Greg Jones said the injured barn worker was taken to an Ann Arbor hospital with burns to his hands and legs.</p><p>The Jackson Citizen Patriot spoke with a neighbor of the stables, Rob Dunkley:</p><blockquote><p>Dunkley called 911. He could see vehicles from the farm&#39;s house rush to the burning barn. From the road, he could hear the horses trapped inside.<br /><br />&quot;That&#39;s the part that hurt the most,&quot; he said. &quot;You could hear the horses kicking the stalls and being very loud.<br /><br />&quot;It went fast. It burned so fast it was horrible.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>The cause of the fire was under investigation. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 18:55:24 +0000 Mark Brush 6320 at http://michiganradio.org Federal investigation into Chevy Volt fire danger ends http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-investigation-chevy-volt-fire-danger-ends <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The government ended its safety investigation into the Chevrolet Volt on Friday after concluding that the Volt and other electric cars don&#39;t pose a greater fire risk than gasoline-powered cars.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">The agency began studying the Volt last June after a fire broke out in one of the cars three weeks after it was crashed as part of safety testing. Two other fires occurred later related to separate safety tests, and NHTSA opened an official investigation into the vehicle on Nov. 25.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:51:58 +0000 The Associated Press 5888 at http://michiganradio.org Federal investigation into Chevy Volt fire danger ends DTE not at fault for Detroit fires http://michiganradio.org/post/dte-not-fault-detroit-fires <p>The <a href="http://The%20National%20Weather%20Service%20had%20declared%20Sept.%207%20a%20%22Red%20Flag%22%20day,%20a%20rare%20declaration%20that%20indicates%20there%20is%20an%20environment%20for%20fires%20to%20start%20and%20spread%20easily.%20">Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued a report</a> today on DTE's role in the fires that swept through Detroit during a windstorm on September 7th, 2010. The report found no wrongdoing on DTE's part.</p> Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:52:46 +0000 Mark Brush 422 at http://michiganradio.org DTE not at fault for Detroit fires Commission to investigate response time in Detroit fires http://michiganradio.org/post/commission-investigate-response-time-detroit-fires <p><span class="article-content"><span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/1/1700874/Michigan.News/State.to.investigate.utility%27s.role.in.Detroit.fires">Michigan Radio&#39;s Sarah Hulett reports</a> that </span></span><span class="article-content"><span>the Michigan Public Service Commission</span></span><span class="article-content"><span> is &quot;launching an investigation into<br /> DTE Energy&#39;s role in the fires that swept through parts of Detroit last week.&quot;</span></span></p> Wed, 15 Sep 2010 17:24:41 +0000 Mark Brush 82 at http://michiganradio.org Commission to investigate response time in Detroit fires