Three departments respond to barn fire in Dutton

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 14:58:51-05

DUTTON, Mich.  —  Firefighters from three departments have knocked down what was a fully-involved barn fire Saturday in the Dutton area of Gaines Township.

It broke out around 1:09 p.m. at 7245 Hanna Lake Avenue S.E., which is south of 68th Street. It was knocked down by 2:33 p.m., but Kent County Dispatch Authority said some firefighters were remaining on the scene around 2:50 p.m. for cleanup, with the scene to clear around 3 p.m.

Dispatch says Hanna Lake Avenue – which was blocked off between 68th and 76th streets – would be reopening shortly after that. The concern was the water from the fire hoses might slicken up what is already an icy road.

Crews from the Dutton, Cutlerville and Kentwood fire departments first got to the scene around 1:20 p.m. Saturday.

Dispatch tells FOX 17 the call originally went out as either equipment or a vehicle that had caught on fire inside the barn, which was then fully aflame moments later.

Dispatchers said no injuries were reported at the scene. However, black smoke could be seen from quite a distance after the fire first started.

There’s no specific indication yet what started the fire.