COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - It’s been a busy period for fire departments in Branch County and it continued yesterday with a arson fire just east of Coldwater. No injuries were reported in the blaze fought by Coldwater and Quincy firemen on Fox Road. The alarm came in around 5:15 a.m. Coldwater firemen first on scene found a trailer home, barn, and a neighboring residence on fire.
Coldwater fire officials say the mobile home of Brock Badders was actually partially inside the barn and both were destroyed. The house at 412 Fox Road occupied by Todd Nowicki was damaged but they were able to save the structure. It sustained damage to the rear and attic area and it extended to part of the interior.
Yesterday afternoon, a 32-year old Tekonsha man was booked at the Branch County jail on charges of arson, motor vehicle theft, breaking and entering, and a Friend of the Court warrant.