Somerset Collection evacuated Monday after fire starts at mall restaurant
TROY, MI -- A grease fire that started at a restaurant inside the upscale Somerset Collection mall Monday led to an evacuation of the property. According to Fox 2 Detroit, no one was injured in the fire, which was reported Monday afternoon, but was extinguished by 6 p.m. according to Troy Mayor Ethan Baker. The fire reportedly started at the Capital Grille, located on the north side of the mall property. Guests at the mall were directed to leave the facility while firefighters worked to contain the fire. The mall was closed for a portion of Monday evening, but is expected to be fully operational Tuesday.mlive.com
Climbing on ice: US climbers brave freezing weather in Minnesota
Climbers brave freezing temperatures in an ice climbing festival held in Sandstone, Minnesota. "Dealing with the cold is definitely a big part of ice climbing," participant Ethan Baker says. For fellow climber Catherine Schneider, it's all about the views: "That's why I like it, and it's quiet and you are in places where mostly you couldn't normally be."news.yahoo.com
Troy fire station closes temporarily after several firefighters test positive for COVID-19
TROY – One of the six fire stations in Troy has been closed temporarily after several firefighters tested positive for COVID-19. READ: Tracking daily new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, deaths in Michigan“A few of our volunteer members at one of our six stations have recently tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, we have decided to temporarily close that particular station for the next 14 days,” Fire Chief Dave Roberts said. Plans are in place to provide coverage from our other stations during this time.”The Troy Fire Department has more than 150 firefighters, who are primarily volunteers. “I commend Chief Roberts and the Troy Fire Department for taking these bold and decisive steps to keep both our Troy residents and Troy firefighters safe.
Residents asked to weigh in on Troy Family Aquatic Center maintenance costs
TROY, Mich. – It was a long summer for children in Troy after the beloved city outdoor pool was closed due to COVID-19. Now the city is asking residents to help make a tough decision about whether it can open again anytime soon. The Troy Family Aquatic Center on Civic Center Drive is so vacant, deer have started to enjoy the area. The mayor is letting residents know there is a Monday night council meeting where residents can weigh in. “I’ve asked for public comment for residents of the city," Baker said.