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Fire at Ottawa Co. nursery does $1.5M in damage

Posted at 3:15 AM, Jan 15, 2017

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — It took six fire departments in Ottawa County to put out an early morning fire that fully engulfed a building at the Spring Meadow Nursery, 12601 120th Ave, in Grand Haven.

The fire started just before 3 a.m. Sunday, with passersby reporting seeing flames coming through the roof.

The chief of the Robinson Township Fire Department, Chief Paul VanVelzen, said the fire started in the nursery's office building.

VanVelzen said the fire caused an estimated $1.5 million in damage, leveling the office to the ground.

VanVelzen says a few nearby greenhouses did melt in some sections as a result of the fire.

Crews had to close down 120th Avenue in both directions to pull water from hydrants on Lake Michigan Drive.

No one was injured in the blaze.

The fire remains under investigation.