Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Ypsilanti house fire causes one fatality

A house fire on Pleasant Drive in Ypsilanti claimed the life of one person early Wednesday morning. According to two neighbors who live a few houses away, the fire occurred sometime around 6:30 am.  The neighbors stated that an individual who also lives on the street saw smoke coming from the home, approached the house and "Banged on the door yelling fire." Apparently, after receiving no response, this individual called 911.

According to neighbors, the victim was a huge supporter of the breast cancer awareness and participated in many breast cancer awareness marches.

Jeff Brown
Purple Walrus Press.
House fire on Pleasant Drive in Ypsilanti Wednesday morning. Purple Walrus Press photo.


  1. Tiny little correction: it was my husband who banged and yelled WHILE I called 911. Hearing the yelling, other neighbors called as well. He banged and yelled until police and fire arrived a few minutes later. There were 9 fire trucks and about 30 professionals in total. We are heartbroken to have lost our dear neighbor, and so dramatically.

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  3. Thank you for your Comment, Keri. I am so sorry for your loss. Such a sad tragedy.

    1. Are there any updates to this story? Any info about the Memorial service. Thanks

  4. We have lost a beautiful person she was always a joy to be around with a big heart and great spirit and she will be truly missed. I worked with the victim and she was so excited about retiring and moving to Florida. May her soul rest in peace and her family will be in my prayers.