Cedar Springs apartments damaged, destroyed in fire

CEDAR SPRINGS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a fire that gutted some apartments in Cedar Springs, leaving seven families without a place to stay.

The fire sparked around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Red Flannel Acres apartments, located on Oak Court just east of N. Main Street NE.

All the residents made it out OK, as did pet cats.

Dispatchers say flames were shooting through the roof of the building when emergency responders arrived. With the roof coming down, firefighters couldn’t enter to try to fight the fire from the inside.

It took crews from four fire departments about 90 minutes to get the fire under control. Fire walls helped contain the blaze.

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