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CROCKERY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) - Fire forced residents out of their apartments near Spring Lake overnight.

The fire broke out about 3:30 a.m. Mondayat Country Villa apartment complex, locatedon 144th Avenue in Ottawa County.

The Crockery Township Fire Department handled the fire,which gutteda downstairs apartment. Three other apartments in that same building were damaged by smoke.

Neighbors say the fire started in a unit where the resident is in the process of moving out. Everyone was able to get out safely. The Red Cross is helping the residents.