Double blaze causes family to lose home

Posted at 1:10 AM, Mar 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-29 01:09:48-04
Jenison fire Oak Hollow Drive

The scene after the first fire was put out

JENISON, Mich.–A family is without a home after crews rushed to put out a fire twice Sunday morning.

According to Ottawa County Central Dispatch, they originally got the call around midnight. The family’s teenage daughter was at home with friends, noticed the garage was on fire, and called 911. Officials said everyone inside, including the family’s cats, made it out safely.  Crews raced to the home and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

After firefighters put out the flames, they left the scene and told family members to keep watch of their home. Apparently, they noticed the fire had reignited around 5 a.m., spreading to the rest of the house. Crews once again made their way to the scene and put out the blaze. However, officials said it’s a complete loss.

Homeowner Mandy Troost said the family is devastated at the loss of their home, but happy that their daughter and cats are alive.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.