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14 Michigan DNR Employees Fighting Fires in Alaska and Manitoba

Fourteen Michigan Department of Natural Resources employees, who are trained as firefighters, currently are helping to contain wildfires in Alaska and Manitoba.

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79-Year-Old Jenison Man Dies in Fatal Home Fire [Video]

A 79-year-old Jenison man died late Wednesday night from injuries suffered in a home fire, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office told WZZM-13.

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Mini Meth Lab Explodes at Walker Motel

A blaze struck America's Best Value Inn and Suites early Tuesday in Walker, authorities said.

When firefighters arrived around 12:15 a.m., they found remnants of a blaze that had been put out with a fire extinguisher, WZZM-13 reported.

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Kentwood Fire Department Offers Holiday Safety Tips

Cooking, Christmas trees, candles and holiday decorations all contribute to seasonal home fires.

The Kentwood Fire Department shares tips to keep you and your family safe this holiday season.

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Michigan DNR Helping to Control Fires in Northwest U.S.

31 employees of the Michigan DNR, who are trained as firefighters, are helping to contain wildfires in Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Rebuilding Complete

Fire damaged the West Michigan Whitecaps home park, Fifth Third Ballpark, on January 3.

The season began on April 8 while repairs on the first base concourse and suites continued.

Repairs are now complete and the new suites are open at Fifth Third Ballpark.

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Explosion Destroys Home In Grand Rapids

A home on Grand Rapids' northeast side has been destroyed in an explosion.

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Michigan wildfire risk expected to remain high through July

Current conditions and long-term projections both show Michigan with a high risk of wildfire.

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Watch a Time-Lapse Video of West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark

Check out this time-lapse video of the Whitecaps rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark and get ready for baseball!

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday, with more than $500,000 in damage apparently caused by a space heater.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear: they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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Whitecaps Ready to Move Forward after Fire at Fifth Third Ballpark

Fifth Third Ballpark suffered a major fire on Friday.

Since the fire, the Whitecaps have made one thing clear, they will be back and ready to play this spring.

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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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