Frederic Township deputy fire chief happens upon house fire, saves man inside

  • Source: WWTV CBS 9 Cadillac
  • Published: 06/13/2024 12:00 AM

It was a case of being at the right place at the right time for one Northern Michigan fire official who was able to rescue a man from his house that was on fire. Deputy Chief Ed Goscicki says it all happened when he was leaving a Frederic Township board meeting Tuesday night. He said he noticed smoke billowing in the sky and thought it was an illegal burn, so he went to investigate. That’s when he discovered it was actually a home and the smoke was coming from underneath the house. Richard Brown, 84, was inside walking around his living room and had no idea his house was on fire. The deputy chief immediately let him know and got him out of the house safely. Brown says he was surprised to see Goscicki. “I didn’t realize there was a fire until after I got out of the house. I run over to my neighbor’s house and sat down. Then I could see the smoke coming out. I had no idea what’s going on. I would have went to bed,” said Brown.



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