Fire officials say the couple living there was using heating tape to thaw frozen pipes when the fire started.
No injuries were reported Sunday. The trooper had stopped to check a crash on southbound I-75, near the Davison Freeway.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, the couple was fighting during the early morning hours of Thursday in their residence on Jordan Street in Pontiac when Montgomery doused his wife with brandy.
The California Democrat tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that she's entering the increasingly crowded field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination