Large fire displaces residents of York Creek Apartments

Fire at York Creek Apartments

COMSTOCK PARK, MICH. - Multiple crews from different area agencies were called to a fire at a Comstock Park apartment complex Saturday morning. 

According to Kent County dispatchers, the fire broke out around 7:15 a.m. at one of the York Creek Apartments buildings located on Chasseral Drive NW. Walker, Alpine Township and Plainfield Township fire departments were called to the scene. 

It started out as a balcony fire on the third level and spread, causing significant damage to the building and forcing residents to evacuate. No injuries were reported and the cause is still under investigation. 

According to a spokesperson for York Creek Apartments, the complex will be working with residents affected by the fire to find safe, temporary housing. York Creek Apartments issued the following statement: 

We are grateful to the first responders for their prompt attention to this morning’s fire. It’s our understanding that there are no injuries. At this time we are working with our residents to ensure safe temporary housing. We are unable to speculate on the cause of the fire and defer inquiries about the incident to fire department officials.

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