UNION CITY, MI (WTVB) - A weekend fire in Branch County’s Girard Township left a large barn-workshop structure gutted by flames. The Coldwater Fire Department received assistance from the Union City and Burlington Fire Departments in battling the blaze in the barn at 162 East Union City Road owned by Branch County Prosecutor Ralph Kimble. The cause of the Friday evening fire remains under investigation.
Destroyed in the fire were several tractors, motor cycles, tools, and tires. Several outbuildings and nearby vehicles were saved. Coldwater firemen were on the job for over 3 hours.