Crockery Township mobile home destroyed by fire

A Crockery Township man escaped a fire that destroyed his mobile home early this evening. Firefighters were called to the secluded home in the 17000 block of 120th Avenue when neighbors reported heavy black smoke coming from the area shortly after 6 p.m. Homeowner Mark Mitchell was found in a nearby camper and was checked by paramedics before refusing further treatment. The man said he was awakened by his howling cat, started investigating, then was forced out of the home by heavy smoke.
Becky Vargo
Aug 29, 2011


"I couldn't breathe," he said. "I got out."

Fire Chief Gary Dreyer said the mobile home was fully involved in fire when his department arrived. Several area fire departments were called to assist with manpower and tankers.

Once the fire was knocked down, firefighters used hooks and axes to break up what was left of the building in order to put out any hot spots.

Mitchell said he did not know how the fire started.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For more on the story, see Monday's print and e-editions of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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