Building supply company near Greenville burns

American Classic Roofing & Building Supply, Montcalm Township
A fire at American Classic Roofing & Building Supply north of Greenville. (Jan. 12, 2018)


MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A fire destroyed a business north of Greenville Friday.

The fire was reported around 5:50 p.m. at American Classic Roofing & Building Supply. That’s near the intersection of Peck and Fitzner roads in Montcalm Township.

Fire officials say the office in the back of the building was already fully involved when crews arrived. The flames spread to the rest of the building before firefighters could knock them down.

“This place builds housing. It has all sorts of of construction equipment inside of it, construction material … there’s tons and tons of shingles inside and vinyl siding. Once it got into the front building, the fire, there was no stopping it,” Montcalm Township Fire Chief Cliff Dickinson said.

The building is a total loss.

The Greenville Daily News posted video of the blaze on its Facebook page.

Storm Team 8 says smoke from the fire could be seen on radar.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

There were no reports of injuries.