Bob Seger, Wife Juanita Avoid Injury After Halloween Fire at Their Home


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A Halloween morning house fire at the home belonging to rock and roll legend Bob Seger and his wife, Juanita, thankfully didn’t result in injuries to either, with investigators saying on Monday that the blaze was confined to a “chimney flue off the family room.”

Per The Detroit News, a fire alarm was triggered around 6 in the morning on Halloween, with smoke being noticed as emanating from an electrical outlet.

As The Detroit News reported:

Firefighters had to break through some walls and ceilings in the home on Upper Straits Lake to douse the flames in the metal flue, Goff said. There was water damage in the family room and, to tweak a Seger lyric, there was also water down below, in a room devoted to a golf simulator.

“Now the task ahead of us is trying to determine, if we can, what caused the fire,” said fire marshal Byron Turnquist.

Turnquist, the fire marshal quoted in the story, used the Seger house fire as a learning opportunity for all homeowners:

The conclusion of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, he said, is a useful reminder to change batteries in smoke detectors.

Beyond that, he said, “smoke alarms older than 10 years need to be replaced. At that point, they tend to be less sensitive. People think they have a smoke alarm when they really don’t.”

Bob Seger finished his farewell tour two years ago.



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