Firefighters’ equipment freezes at house fire

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) – Firefighters had several challenges while battling a fire at a Grand Haven house Thursday night.

Members of the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety responded around 9:50 p.m. Thursday to 1015 Columbus Ave., near Fulton and Ferry streets.

The fire started in the upstairs of the home and extended into the attic, according to a police news release.

Firefighters had difficulty locating and extinguishing the fire because of extensive remodeling of the upstairs portion of the residence, and several void spaces between rooms.

Also, the very cold temperatures outside froze some of the firefighters’ equipment.

The flames were extinguished at 12:33 a.m.

The cause has not yet been determined.

Firefighters from Grand Haven Township Fire Department, Ferrysburg Fire Department, Spring Lake Township Fire Department, a Norton Shores Fire Department, as well as paramedics from North Ottawa Community Hospital and a crew from the Grand Haven Board of Light and Power assisted at the scene.

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