Police blocked the Spring Lake Township road, between West Spring Lake Road and 168th Avenue, for a couple hours as firefighters contained an attic fire in a home at 16500 Hemlock.
Firefighters responded to residence shortly after 7 a.m. when homeowner Brian Cena called 911 and reported his house was filling with smoke.
Cena said smoke alarms started going off.
"The whole house filled with smoke," he said. "I got the wife and kids out."
Cena said he checked the house and garage, but didn't see any flames. Then he saw smoke coming from the wall near the living room fireplace, so he called 911.
The homeowner said he used the fireplace Sunday for the first time this winter.
Spring Lake Township Deputy Fire Chief John Stalzer said fire escaped the fireplace and got into a dead space behind the structure. It then extended into the attic.
"There was limited fire damage and some smoke damage," he said.
The fire was confirmed out just under an hour after it was reported.
Firefighters from Ferrysburg and Crockery fire departments assisted at the scene.
Crockery Township firefighters left shortly after 8 a.m. to assist on a house fire in Fruitport.
Cena said the house is insured.