Fire breaks out at Muskegon Township port-a-potty business

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 18:54:15-04

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Multiple fire departments are working to put out a fire that broke out inside a Muskegon Township business Wednesday morning.

It started around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday at Kerkstra Portables and Septic, 1651 S Walker Rd.

Firefighters say a semi inside the business caught fire, causing widespread damage to the building.

"Right now actually we have a few hot spots that we need to deal with that are smoldering, they`re a little tough to get at with the building collapsed," said Muskegon Township fire chief Dave Glotzbach, "We`re waiting for an excavator to come on site to help us pull the walls down and what`s left of the metal roof out of the way so that we can gain access to those smoldering areas," he said.

Firefighters say a natural gas line was fueling the fire, making it hard to put out.  The business is likely a complete loss but no one was hurt.