LYON TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Authorities are trying to determine what caused a home in Lyon Township to go up in flames.

The fire took off early Wednesday morning at a home on Douglas Drive, along 10 Mile Road between Griswold and Milford Road.

Police say everyone in the home was able to escape safely, even the family cat; no injuries were reported.

Deputy Fire Chief Doug Berry said crews had to stretch hoses about 1,100 feet so water could reach the flames.

“We got the call and the first officer on the scene had it fully involved. It’s been a defensive operation since then,” Berry told WWJ’s Mike Campbell. “It was fully involved all the way across the entire house.”

A cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

“At this point, we have no idea,” said Berry. “We’ve got a fire investigator en route and as soon as he gets here, he’ll start doing the digging and see what he can figure out.”

Susan Krygier, who lives nearby, said the fire lit up the neighborhood in the darkness of night.

“About 4:05 I heard a loud boom, looked out my bedroom window that faces the back and there was just an eerie, orange glow in the sky. Looked out my window and just the whole garage of his house was engulfed,” she said. “(It was) frightening. I’m still trembling.”

An investigation is ongoing.

Stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 and CBSDetroit.com for the latest. 

 

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