Family of four is safe after air conditioner catches fire

A burning air conditioner in a Grand Haven home forced a family of four to evacuate Sunday afternoon, police said. Firefighters were called to 1127 Slayton Ave. shortly before 3:30 p.m. when a window air conditioner in the second story of the bungalow-style house caught fire, GHDPS officer Eric Rasch said. The blaze was quickly extinguished, and firefighters stayed to ventilate the house.
Jun 21, 2011


No one was injured in the fire, which was contained to the air conditioning unit, Rasch said. There was some smoke damage to the home. The overall damage was estimated at $7,000-$10,000, and the house is insured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Rasch said, adding that it didn’t appear suspicious in nature.


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