CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Several departments were called in to douse a fire at an office building east of Grand Rapids Friday.
The fire broke out shortly before noon at Cascade Executive Center on Old 28th Street near Cascade Road in Cascade Township.
Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from the building, which houses four offices. Everyone inside the building made it out OK.
Another concern was the child care center next door. After smoke from the fire shifted toward the center, 23 children had to be evacuated. The day care’s manager said regular fire drills paid off.
“They did really well. They held on to their little loops and we walked down to our neighboring business that was really gracious to give us an area where we can be with the kids,” Christy Galassi, manager of Tutor Time Daycare, said.
Firefighters tried putting out the flames from the inside, but after half an hour, conditions became too dangerous.
Ice also became a concern.
“We’re flowing a lot of water and it freezes pretty fast. You’ve got some dangerous conditions on that,” Cascade Township Fire Department Chief Adam Magers said.
No injuries were reported.
The fire remains under investigation.