3 overnight fires in West Mich.
Updated: Friday, March 29 2013, 09:23 AM EDT
WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – It was a busy night for local firefighters as they responded to three fires across the area.
In Battle Creek a fire broke out at a home on Wood Street around 1:00 Friday morning.
Fire officials tell us the family was able to get out safely.
They say the second floor of the home suffered extensive damage.
There's no word yet on what caused that fire.
A state fire marshal will also be in Three Rivers Friday after a home there went up in flames overnight.
That fire broke out a little before 11:00 Thursday night on Johnson Road.
The house had several other structures connected to it and there was also a fifth wheel nearby. The fire chief tells us everything is destroyed.
Firefighters believe it all started back behind the house, not in the main structure. They are still investigating what sparked the fire.
They tell us five adults were inside when the fire started. They all made it out safely, although two had singed hair.
The fire chief tells Newschannel 3 the entire complex was filled with flames by the time they got there and they had a tough time fighting it.
“The main problem we run into is the size of the structure its a very large complex with all five buildings being attached we also have a high tension power line running right through the middle of the scene that the poles were on fire so we had to deal with the power lines also once we arrived on scene,” said Chief Scott Roderick.
Emergency crews also responded to a third fire overnight. This one was at a business in Coldwater.
Those flames broke out around 10:00 Thursday night at Mill Heating and AC Supply on Railroad Street.
Dispatchers tell us flames were shooting from the roof when firefighters arrived on scene.
They were able to get the fire under control in about half an hour.
There's no word yet on how much damage that fire caused.
Meanwhile, investigators are still looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed a business in Freeport.
Thursday morning, flames ripped through the Cheesebrough Corporation. The company has made wooden rakes and wooden golf flags for golf courses around the world since the 1870s.
Fire officials say the rubble is expected to keep smoldering for days.
The owner's son says he believes his father will rebuild.