MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Firefighters from several departments responded to a fire at a strip of commercial buildings as it spread in Muskegon Saturday evening.
Around 7:15 p.m., crews with the Muskegon Fire Department were sent to a vacant commercial building on Pine Street for a fire. Several buildings in a row on Pine Street near Apple Avenue in Muskegon were on fire. Nearby Muskegon County Jail went into lockdown because of the fire, according to dispatch.
Both witnesses and a dispatch camera first spotted the fire coming from the roof of a brick building on Pine Street between E Walton Avenue and E Muskegon Avenue in Muskegon, home of Bad Boys Bail Bonds, according to a Facebook post from Muskegon Professional Firefighters. Firefighters later said the fire was actually in the old bar and it had started to spread to the next building.
A News 8 crew at the scene saw significant damage.
Fire crews from Muskegon Heights, Muskegon Township, Norton Shores, and an engine from North Muskegon headed to the scene to help.
No one was hurt.
Due to the proximity to the large electrical service line in the front of the business, power was connected by Consumers Energy. Over 300 people were without power in the same area around 11 p.m. Saturday, according to the Consumers energy map.
It is not clear how the fire started.