Smoke from a grass fire is visible from WZZM 13 towercam.
ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Fire crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a wildfire in the area of Peach Ride Ave. and 8 Mile Rd. NW.
Around 2 p.m. the fire was visible from the WZZM 13 towercam, five miles to the south.
Alpine Township firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within 15 minutes.
It's unclear what caused the grass fire, but conditions are very dry throughout West Michigan. There is no substantial rain predicted for the next several days and temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-90s later this week.
The fire risk is elevated going into Independence Day because of the hot, dry conditions.