GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — No one was hurt in a Saturday morning fire at a Grand Rapids apartment complex.
Around 4 a.m., crews with the Grand Rapids Fire Department were sent to Emerald Creek Apartments after receiving reports about a fire.
Responding crews evacuated the surrounding apartments and began working to extinguish the fire that broke out on the second story of a 12-unit apartment building.
The Grand Rapids Fire Department battalion chief said the fire appears to have been concentrated in one apartment.
No one was hurt.
“I think it was the good, aggressive stop, getting here quick,” GRFD Battalion Chief Mark Noorman said. “And they were able to stop it from spreading, going across the attic and getting all the rest of the units.”
After the fire was put out, firefighters brought in residents to help gather a few of their possessions.
“We try to work with the residents and getting whatever we can for them out — salvage their belongings,” Noorman said.
The Red Cross has been called to the scene to help displaced residents.
“We come in. We get them set up for the first 48 hours or so,” Sandra Shellenbarger, deputy program manager for the Red Cross, said. “So everyone that’s affected is being helped in one way or another.”
Residents will stay at hotels or with their relatives until it is safe to return to their apartments.
Shortly after firefighters left, crews working with the apartment complex arrived to assess the damage and work out a plan for repairs.
Residents told News 8 the property managers said they could potentially move back in as soon as Monday.
The fire department is still investigating how the fire started.