Alpine Avenue Fire Causes Building To Collapse

Posted at 6:58 PM, Apr 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-22 19:19:26-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A fire caused a two-story commercial and apartment building to collapse Sunday afternoon.

The Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to 927 Alpine Northwest at 6:45 p.m. and found the building surrounded by a large amount of smoke coming from the second floor and fire showing from the rear of the structure. During the course of the fire suppression, the south wall of the building started to collapse along the roof and the second floor.

According to the GRFD, no injuries were reported and no adjacent buildings were damaged.

Construction was being performed on-site throughout the day before the fire. However, all spaces in the building were vacant at the time of the incident.

The cause of the fire is unknown as fire investigators continue to work through the damage.

The estimate of the damage is valued at $100,000.