The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and the Allendale Township Fire Department were dispatched to Sugarloaf Drive in the Allendale Meadows community at about 10:50 a.m. Monday on the report of a residential fire. Upon arrival, deputies and firefighters found two homes involved in fire, said Sgt. Chris Dill of the Sheriff’s Office.
All of the occupants had safely evacuated from the two homes prior to the emergency crews’ arrival.
Dill said the fire is considered to be “suspicious in nature” and is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office detectives and Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit.