Close call for Bushnell Township man after his shed catches fire


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:39 am on Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BUSHNELL TOWNSHIP — A man is safe and uninjured after a quad he was working on backfired in a shed, causing the shed to go up in flames.

Sheridan Community Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 6762 Teal Court in Bushnell Township at about 3:40 p.m. on Saturday.

Assistant Fire Chief Ed Lingeman said the shed was consumed in the fire when the quad backfired. The homeowner, Richard Coral, did not have insurance.

“It was a close call for him,” Lingeman said of Coral. “He wasn’t injured, but was emotionally shook up.”

Sheridan Community Fire Department was at the scene for about an hour and a half. The fire was pretty routine, however, Lingeman said it was hard to move around because the house was located at the end of a cul de sac.

Originally called in for back-up were Ronald Township, Crystal Township and Carson City fire departments as a second building began to catch fire, but the three departments were dismissed as the fire was put out.

“The guys did a great job getting it out,” Lingeman said.

Sheridan Community Fire Department was assisted by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.

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