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Homeowner prays for firefighters after flames engulf garage

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM)-A Wyoming homeowner whose garage was destroyed by fire says she's just thankful her family is safe.

A neighbor spotted the flames coming from her Lamar Avenue home shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived, flames were engulfing the garage and threatening nearby homes. The smoke could be seen for miles.

"We ran out of the house and we ran across the street and saw the flames pouring out of the garage and things exploding. I grabbed my two little ones and sat them down in my lap and we started praying, asking God to bring the firefighters quick," said homeowner Tracy Cherry.

Wyoming Battalion Chief Dirk Ubbink says he only had a crew of five people to work with, including himself, and he initially could have used more help battling the fire. He says the situation became even more dangerous when the fire spread to nearby power poles, forcing Consumers Energy crews to cut power to the area.

Flames engulf Wyoming garage

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Firefighters are working to put out a fully involved garage fire on the 2400 block of Lamar Avenue SW.

According to scanner traffic, crews were dispatched to the unattached garage around 5:15 p.m. Saturday. Multiple crews are on the scene and a medical team has been called to the fire as well.

WZZM 13 has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide updates as they become available.

 

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Cooperation

Wyoming City Manager's Blog - Cooperation

From: http://wyomingmi.gov

It has been awhile since I have talked about cooperation, collaboration and coordination issues related to the City of Wyoming.  Approximately, a year ago the short-lived One Kent Coalition floated the idea of collapsing municipal and county governmental structures into a single entity.  However, that conversation quickly lost momentum; instead the County established a committee designed to study cooperation and collaboration among local governmental units.  The City of Wyoming was not involved in that discussion, so we remain somewhat in the dark as to any new ideas being proposed by that committee. 

Neighborhood waits for water to be restored

WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Wyoming neighborhood is expected to have water restored this morning after a broken water main break.

It happened shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday at Clyde Park and Buckingham St. SW.

Clyde Park was closed to most traffic between 28th and 32nd streets overnight into Thursday morning.

Don Ranson, who lives in the neighborhood described how water took over the area. "It was flowing over the curbs...probably half the block either way...that's how much water there was." He says this is the third time a water break has happened in the area. Ranson also adds that he's been impressed with how quickly the Wyoming Water Department responded in fixing the problem.

We have contacted Wyoming Public Works to find out about the extent of the damage. 

Their representatives have not returned our calls.

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SPECIAL EVENT - Vietnam Memorial

SPECIAL EVENT - Vietnam Memorial

From: http://wyomingmi.gov

Dear Resident/Occupant or Business:

We would like to inform you of a special event that will be taking place on Wednesday, July 25th along 54thStreet and Division Avenue. On this date, over a thousand motorcycles will be escorting a scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial to its display location in the City of Kentwood. 

There’s Still Time…

There’s Still Time…

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