Chief: Ammunition fired during Sparta Twp. fire

Kent County

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A house was damaged after a fire broke out Tuesday morning.

Kent County dispatchers said around 7 a.m. they received a call for a structure fire near the intersection of Alpine Avenue and 10 Mile Road in Sparta Township.

Sparta Fire Chief Dan Olney says the homeowner left for work and got a couple of miles down the road. The homeowner then got a phone call from someone inside the home, saying there was an explosion in the garage, which is attached to the house, Olney said.

When crews arrived, several rounds of ammunition in the garage went off, Olney said.

For the safety of the firefighters, crews first addressed the blaze from the outside of the garage, Olney said. When a bulk of the fire tampered down, crews went inside, Olney said.

It’s unknown what sparked the fire.

There are no reports of injuries.

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