Monday, April 22, 2019 - 9:54am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported barn fire at 17562 Independence Road in the Town of Adrian at 5 a.m. Sunday.
When Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene they reported that the barn was fully engulfed in flames and a nearby house was not in danger. A lean-to attached to the...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:12am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported trailer fire on State Highway 27 near Dallas Avenue seven miles north of Sparta at 6:21 a.m. Wednesday morning.
When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived the trailer was on fire and the truck pulling the trailer had been disconnected. Crews...
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 10:22am
A Town of Sparta home sustained significant damage Thursday, April 11 after it was hit by lightning.
Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his crew was dispatched to 4402 Highway 16 at shortly after 2 a.m. When Arnold arrived on scene the homeowners, Byron and Charlotte Schmitz, were...
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:00am
On April 4, the Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported car fire at 811 Kent Street in the City of Sparta. When Fire Chief Mike Arnold arrived on scene, the vehicle was fully engulfed.
Two nearby houses were wetted down because of the vehicle's proximity to them. The fire started in...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 10:33am
The Sparta Area Fire District was dispatched to a reported semi trailer on fire at 10:53 p.m. Tuesday night on I-90 at mile post 34 westbound.
When law enforcement arrived they reported that the tractor had been disconnected from the trailer and the trailer was fully engulfed in flames. The fire...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:35am
A pair of house fire calls and a fire alarm at Meadowview Middle School kept the Sparta Area Fire District busy this week.
The call for the most serious fire came in shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold said his department was dispatched to a reported...
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:28am
A 51-year old Sparta man was killed in a snowmobiling accident north of Sparta Saturday.
According to Sparta Area Fire District Chief Mike Arnold,
his department was called to 10060 Echo Road shortly after noon.
The accident occurred on the trail north of that location and emergency responders had...
Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:19am
The Sparta Finance Committee passed a resolution last Wednesday to allow the Sparta Area Fire District to borrow $1.7 million to purchase four new trucks. The resolution still has to be approved by the full council.
All eight municipalities in the fire district have to approve the resolution before...
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:13am
The Sparta Area Fire District responded to a machine shed fire at 13651 County Highway Q in the Town of Angelo.
When Chief Mike Arnold arrived at the scene shortly before 2 a.m., the shed was fully engulfed. Two nearby buildings were not threatened by the fire.
Arnold said the driveway and the...
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:04am
Tuesday wasn't a good day in the Sparta area for motorized vehicles. The Sparta Area Fire District responded to two separate incidents involving vehicle fires.
The first was Tuesday at 2:12 p.m., when firefighters were called to 19340 Ideal Road in the Town of Leon to extinguish a tree harvester...