No phone to call 911

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ALPENA TOWNSHIP – Firefighters responded to a house fire at 3955 El Cajon Beach Road in Alpena Township at 2:03 p.m. Thursday, Alpena Township Fire Department Captain Mark Hall said. The home’s two residents got out uninjured, and there was a delay in calling 911 as the homeowner had to drive to find someone to call. The fire did considerable damage to the single-story house, both due to this delay and to the distance to the scene of the fire. Alpena Township firefighters were assisted by the Alpena Fire Department, Maple Ridge Township Fire Department and Presque Isle Township Fire Department. The cause is still under investigation.