Apartment Fire off Plainfield leaves ...

Apartment Fire off Plainfield leaves dozens homeless

There are 10 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Apartment Fire off Plainfield leaves dozens homeless. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Fire destroyed several apartments and damaged far more Thursday. The fire broke out around noon at Franklin Mill Apartments off Plainfield Avenue NE in Plainfield Township.

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christina

United States

#1 Mar 20, 2008
my uncle and his cats were in that building and i am just very cautious around oxygens and smokers never knowing when and how the explosion could happen he wasnt exoecting much but he and his cats tried rushing into is building to grab his last cat who was not cooperating very willingly and he almost forgot his wallet and i am thanking god that evryone is just okay
Zac

Holland, MI

#2 Mar 20, 2008
My uncle lived in the unit where the fire started, the fire left him homeless and all of his possessions are gone.

“& My Favorite Dog Muttley ”

Since: Nov 07

Myrtle Beach, SC

#3 Mar 20, 2008
For christina or Zac - do you have the address for that building that burned? 3900 what - do you know?
Zac

Holland, MI

#4 Mar 21, 2008
I dont remember the address of it. However the building that started the fire was my uncles. Everything is fried the fuck up. If I knew the exact address I would tell ya. However if it helps its the one where you go in right next to meijer, farthest drive, then you take a right and a left and its in the second row of complex's.

RCE

“RCE”

Since: Jun 07

Grand Rapids

#5 Mar 21, 2008
Christina I am not making fun of you and I love your post here. When you said, "that but he and his cats tried rushing into is building to grab his last cat". I got this great mental picture of your uncle and his cats literally rushing into to save the last cat. That would make a great cartoon. Thanks for an early morning smile. I hope your uncle and all his cats are okay.
GR mom

United States

#6 Mar 21, 2008
The complex is on Mayfield right behind Meijers.

Since: Aug 07

Greater Grand Rapids

#7 Mar 21, 2008
Trouser Cough wrote:
For christina or Zac - do you have the address for that building that burned? 3900 what - do you know?
Do you still need the address TC? I can get it from my brother for you.

“& My Favorite Dog Muttley ”

Since: Nov 07

Myrtle Beach, SC

#8 Mar 21, 2008
welcome to GR wrote:
<quoted text>Do you still need the address TC? I can get it from my brother for you.
No - don't bother - I'll find out later tonight. A friend just moved in there on a 3 month lease & I haven't been able to reach 'em & I was concerned - BIG Thanks for the offer tho!

So, does your brother work with Plainfield or Grand Rapids Township Fire?(if it's not giving out too much info)

Since: Aug 07

Greater Grand Rapids

#9 Mar 21, 2008
Trouser Cough wrote:
<quoted text>
No - don't bother - I'll find out later tonight. A friend just moved in there on a 3 month lease & I haven't been able to reach 'em & I was concerned - BIG Thanks for the offer tho!
So, does your brother work with Plainfield or Grand Rapids Township Fire?(if it's not giving out too much info)
He's with Plainfield. Two of them are actually. The other one is a teacher in that area.
If you find out who was hurt let me know. I have friends with both departments and haven't heard anything yet.
Ace

Mount Pleasant, MI

#10 Mar 22, 2008
My Uncle's Apartment was right next to the unit which caught fire due to the pot left unattended on the stove. He made it out with one cat and his wife, but went back in for his other and his fire safe. The cat wasn't cooperating, but he threw it out the window to save it. He had good insurance thankfully, so most of his possessions will be replaced.=)

...I think we have the same uncle, Christina. ;-)

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