Crews battle fire near Ford Airport, semi fire spreads to building

Semi Fire update

KENTWOOD, MICH. - Fire crews were called to the area of 52nd Street SE near Patterson Avenue SE in Cascade Township for a fire Thursday afternoon. 

The call came in around 3:30 p.m. to Midwest Trailer Repair. According to Kent County dispatch a semi-truck was on fire in the area. Dispatch tells us no one was in the semi at the time of the fire.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says an employee used a blow torch to cut a steel beam on a semi.  

The semi caught fire and then the building did shortly after. Everyone was able to make it out of Midwest Trailer Repair safely, and there were no injuries -- however the building was total loss. 

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