Home burns in downtown Saugatuck

1:15 PM, Oct 30, 2012   |    comments
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  • Saugatuck fire. Photo from Patti Beery.
  • Saugatuck, Water & Mason

SAUGATUCK, Michigan (WZZM) - Fire gutted a residence in downtown Saugatuck early Tuesday  morning.

The residence is attached to the Good's Goods building at the corner of Water and Mason Street. No one was living in the home at the time. The building was more than 100 years old.

Firefighters say that flames about 20 feet high were visible when they arrived on the scene before 6:30 am.

Saugatuck Township Fire Chief Brian Florey says the windy conditions made it more difficult to put the fire out. Still, crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

Firefighters are investigating what caused the fire. They are trying to determine if it was electrical. Chief Florey did say there was a power line down in front of the building.

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