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Cold Temps Cause Fire Equipment to Freeze Up

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Frigid temperatures posed another obstacle for fire crews battling a house fire in Roscommon County this morning.

It started around 6 am in Markey Township near Houghton Lake Drive and Breckenridge Road.

The township fire department says they were told a wood furnace explosion started the fire.

No one was home at the time of the fire, but people were able to get a dog out safely.

It's the second fire in the area in the last 3 days.

The captain says the extreme cold caused several of their air masks, jackets and equipment to freeze up.

Crews had to run hot water through the pumps to thaw out the lines. After several hours, they say it's all back to normal and are ready for the next emergency.