An early morning blaze on the west side of Napoleon today has left a family homeless. The Napoleon Fire Department was dispatched to the Carolyn Miller home at 718 Erie Street at , when flames ignited in a garage, and then spread to the residence. A barking dog alerted the family to get out of the structure, which is the home of a Red Cross volunteer.
The garage was destroyed in the blaze, and there was extensive damage to the house, with the total loss likely to exceed $100,000. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported; and crews from Napoleon and Ridgeville township were on the scene for over 6 hours, with about 25 fire-fighters responding. The local Red Cross is assisting the family in this loss.