House burning just one more event in Homik family’s lives

The burning of the family homestead today brought back memories, but really was just another event in the Homik family's lives. Joey Homik said she's dealt with more difficult issues in her life, such as the death of her late husband, Mike, and a couple bouts with breast cancer, to read too much into the burning of the house where she raised her family.
Becky Vargo
Nov 21, 2011


Besides, it gives firefighters a chance to sharpen their skills when they participate in a burn like this, Homik said.

Grand Haven Township firefighters tested out some practices from a new Underwriters Laboratory study, as they conducted training in the old house this morning at the corner of 172nd Avenue and Comstock Street, said Lt. Bruce Palm.

When they were done, they let the flames consume the house, hosing down nearby trees to protect them and watching as smoke billowed high into the sky, visible from many miles away.

Read more of this story in Monday's print and e-editions of the Grand Haven Tribune.



No rain in a week with 30mph winds. Perfect time to set a house ablaze.


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