On December 11th at 8:55 hours, Grand Rapids fire crews were alerted to the report of an apartment fire at the Ridgewood apartments on the city’s SE side. Companies arrived with smoke showing from the eaves, pulled several attack lines and began an aggressive interior attack while other companies preformed searches and opened up.
Due to 55mph+ winds fueling the fire, it quickly spread through the void spaces, walls, and attic causing heavy heat and rapidly deteriorating fire conditions. Crews transitioned to a defensive posture and fought the fire with several hand lines and master streams. Three firefighters were injured and are expected to be ok.
Assignment: E4 E10 E11 L4 P2 R1 C5 Auto Aid: Kentwood E52 C3 2nd alarm: E6 E3 E5 E9 R2 C6 C4 C20 C7