The Midland Fire Department says a house on Harvard caught on fire around 9:30 AM Thursday. Fire crews say that the homeowner there was trying to thaw out some frozen water pipes with a torch. But the torch caught the wood framing inside the walls on fire.
Luckily, firefighters kept that fire from hitting the attic, and the damage was only on the outside. Firefighters are once again urging people not to use torches to thaw out pipes, since this can easily happen.