MECOSTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- An intense fire destroyed a strip club, leaving only a pile of ruins.

Employees inside The Gentleman 131 club, located at M-20 and U.S. 131, reported the fire around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters from 11 departments responded to the blaze, which burned for hours and sent smoke billowing into the sky.

Everyone made it out of the club safely. The cause remains under investigation.

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