Crews douse fire at apts. near Grand Haven

Emergency crews on the scene of a fire at Woodland Ridge Apartment Homes. (Feb. 2, 2016)


SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Crews from four departments battled a fire at an apartment building north of Grand Haven.

The fire broke out around 6 p.m. at 18330 Woodland Ridge Dr. in Spring Lake Township, according to Ottawa County Central Dispatch. That’s Woodland Ridge Apartment Homes.

By the time firefighters arrived on scene, smoke and flames were showing from the three-story building.

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Residents reported the fire sparked after a lightning strike.

“I got home from work and I went upstairs to eat dinner, I had a dinner in the microwave and some broccoli, and next thing I know, kaboom — an explosion. And it was lightning hitting the building. And it just shook the whole building. Next thing I know, the fire alarms are going off, and I see smoke over my dining room light, underneath the light, and I realize I better get out,” resident Cliff Johnson said.

Authorities have not yet confirmed the cause of the fire.

There were no reports of injuries.

Fire crews from Spring Lake Township, Ferrysburg, Grand Haven and Crockery Township responded.

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