No injuries reported after house fire occurs in Country Meadows community


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 — updated 10:51 a.m.

No injuries were reported after a house fire occurred Thursday in the Country Meadows manufactured homes community in Huron Township.

The Huron Township Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the 28000 block of Spruce Drive at 2:48 p.m.

The 911 caller reported that the house had smoke coming out of it through the vents and that he could see that the inside of the house was smoky.

Everette Robbins, director of public safety, said first responders were on the scene and working the structure fire within 8 minutes of the 911 call.

No one was inside the house and the fire was contained to the single structure.

The fire was extinguished and the scene was cleared at 6:27 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Several area fire departments assisted Huron Fire Department due to an auto-aid agreement that requests assistance from other local departments.

Six departments that responded to assist Huron included Ash Township, Woodhaven, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Exeter Township, and Gibraltar.

Huron Valley Ambulance and Rapid Response also responded to the scene to be on standby to assist throughout the afternoon and evening incase a firefighter from any of the departments was injured.

“Our Auto-Aid agreement worked just as intended and we can’t thank the fire departments that responded enough for their assistance. It is amazing to see multiple fire departments working together as a team to not only protect property, but to make sure everyone on the scene gets home safely,” Robbins said.

When firefighters arrived on scene, it was discovered that the community’s fire hydrants were shut off.

Robbins said that hydrants in the community were shut off on Thursday because of “needed repair and maintenance.”

Robbins said the delay in response due to the lack of working hydrants didn’t have a major impact on fighting the fire.

“It did cause a time delay, but firefighters were able to adapt and use other methods. We do not believe the delay caused a significant impact to the ultimate damage to the residence,” Robbins said. “We were able to use mutual aid tankers from Exeter and Ash Townships to fight the fire in the absence of working hydrants. They were also able to shuttle and draft water out of portable pools to supply water to Flat Rock’s Ladder Truck and Huron Townships Fire Engine.”


Wind chill advisory in effect through 9 a.m. Friday

Posted by The Huron Hub | Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

A wind chill advisory is in effect through 9 a.m. Friday morning.

The National Weather Service in Detroit says very cold wind chills are expected. Wind chills of around 15 degrees below zero are forecasted.

The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

Northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph tonight are expected to weaken to around 10 to 15 mph by daybreak Friday.

The cold temps won’t last for long. Looking ahead to next week, highs of around 40 degrees are in the forecast.

Police conduct dozens of traffic stops during distracted driving operation in Huron Township


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023

It was a busy Wednesday for police in Huron Township.

Nearly three dozen drivers were cited Feb. 1 for distracted driving in the township during a special police operation.

“It is likely that our residents saw the increased visibility from our officers yesterday. Distracted driving is an epidemic that affects all of us and is something we believe needs to be seriously addressed. The danger that exists when a driver decides they must text while in control of their vehicle can be devastating to their family or someone else’s. We have seen it all too often and even here in Huron Township. Hopefully this can spark some conversation between parents and their young drivers as well,” said Everette Robbins, Huron Township director of public safety.

In total, 35 drivers were cited for distracted driving during the operation.

In addition to the citations issued to distracted drivers, police also nabbed several other drivers for various offenses.

61 total traffic stops were initiated during the police operation.

One driver was arrested for drunken driving after being stopped by police for texting while driving.

22 drivers were cited for speeding.

Two people identified as illegal immigrants during a traffic stop were turned over to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Nine drivers were cited for having expired license plates, and one driver was cited for having an expired driver’s license.

One driver was cited for passing a school bus with stop lights activated, and another driver was cited for running a traffic signal while driving.

Ten no proof of insurance citations were issued, and two drivers were issued citations for equipment violations.

The proactive detail was conducted by the Huron Township Police Department Traffic Services Unit. In addition to traffic enforcement, Robbins said the unit has recently conducted proactive details such as warrant sweeps, impaired driving, sex offender registry checks, and school bus passing enforcement.

Huron School District closed Wednesday due to winter storm

Posted by The Huron Hub | Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Huron School District is closed Wednesday, Jan. 25 due to the forecasted winter storm.

Winter storm warning issued; 6 to 8 inches of snow possible Wednesday

Posted by The Huron Hub | Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

Southeast Michigan is now under a winter storm warning for all of Wednesday.

6 to 8 inches of snow is expected by the time the winter storm is done.

Light snow will develop around 6 a.m., however, amounts and impacts during the morning commute are expected to remain relatively minor.

Snow will then steadily increase in intensity with the peak of the heaviest snowfall rates between 10 a.m and 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Travel conditions will deteriorate considerably during the afternoon into the early commute.

Winter storm watch issued for Wednesday; forecasters say 8 inches of snow possible

Posted by The Huron Hub — Monday, Jan. 23, 2023

A winter storm watch has been issued for southeast Michigan for Wednesday.

5 to 8 inches of snow is possible by the time the storm will be done.

Here is the weather alert issued by The National Weather Service in Detroit:

Winter Storm Watch
for Wayne County

Issued by National Weather Service
Detroit, MI
3:50 PM EST Mon, Jan 23, 2023


  • WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches possible.
  • WHERE…Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
  • WHEN…From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.
  • IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The onset of snow appears as if it will come mainly after the morning commute so the biggest travel impacts will occur as conditions deteriorate steadily from late morning into the evening commute.

Huron School District closed Friday due to forecasted winter storm

Posted by The Huron Hub | Dec. 22, 2022

Huron School District is closed Friday due to impending winter storm.

Winter storm watch issued for southeast Michigan; blizzard conditions possible

Posted by The Huron Hub | Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022

A winter storm watch has been issued for southeast Michigan by the National Weather Service.

The watch is in effect from Thursday evening through Saturday evening.

The potential for six inches of snowfall is possible in areas of southeast Michigan.

Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Widespread blowing snow may significantly reduce visibilities to near zero yielding whiteout conditions. Drifting snow could hamper snow removal operations. The hazardous conditions may impact the morning and evening commutes Friday while posing great risk to holiday weekend travel. Strong winds may bring down tree branches and cause scattered to widespread power outages.

A rapid changeover from rain to snow is expected late Thursday evening into Friday morning. Wind chill values drop some 5 to 15 degrees below zero at times.

Prepare for possible blizzard conditions. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.