MONTCALM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Fire has destroyed a Montcalm County business for the second time in nearly 11 years.
The latest blaze sparked about 1:30 a.m. Friday at Nelsons Speed Shop, 4566 N. Greenville Road in Montcalm Township.
A neighbor called 911 to report the fire.
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A lieutenant with the Montcalm Township Fire Department told 24 Hour News 8 at the scene that 10 departments were dispatched.
There is no main water source near the site so crews have been traveling to three pumping stations located two miles to the north and two miles to the south.
Firefighters were able to save several vehicles -- including ATVs, snowmobiles and lawn mowers -- out of the business, which is considered a total loss after sustaining millions of dollars in damage.
It is not known how the fire started in the rear of the building and spread to the front, officials said.
This same business burned to the ground on Sept. 17, 2001 -- an incident later ruled arson. The building was much smaller then and that fire resulted in $2.5 million in damage.
Stewart Barron was charged after admitting to intentionally setting the first fire. Richard Crew was also charged in the case.
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