Garland Fire 

The Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fire in Garland.The Red Cross has been contacted to help the family.The home on Parkman Road is considered a total loss and was basically gone before the fire crews arrived on the scene this morning.The residents of the home had left to go pick up their dog at the vet.Not long after they left, a neighbor noticed flames coming from the house and called 9-1-1.Due to the conditions and the size of blaze, fighting it was very difficult.Barry Deering, Chief of the Dexter Fire Dept. says, “Just really heavy smoke and the wind didn’t help it was blowing right into the road so we had a hard time getting in from the driveway.” Crews from Garland, Corinna and Dexter all responded.The Fire Marshal’s office says the fire started in the right rear bedroom, but a cause has not been determined.