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Man Pleads Guilty in Lowell Barn Fire that Killed 13 Horses

Payton Mellema, 20, has pleaded guilty to third-degree arson and animal cruelty.

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West Michigan Man Sets Himself on Fire Trying to Exterminate Bees

Leslie Howard Cross II, 49, of Dowagiac is in the hospital after accidentally setting himself on fire while trying to exterminate an underground bees nest.

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Fire at Shopping Center in Grandville [Photos]

Drivers on Ivanrest and 44th Street in Grandville witnessed smoke coming from a nearby business shortly before 3p.m. on Tuesday.

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If You’re Planning a Trip to Mackinac Island, Leave Your ‘Chinese Lanterns’ at Home

The Mackinac Island Fire Department is issuing a warning, which may ruin a few plans at your next wedding or family reunion on the island...

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Michigan Man Drives Over A Mile On Fire After Meth Lab Explosion To Use Shower At Local Gym

A Michigan man caught fire after a meth lab explosion and drove over a mile to use the showers at his local Planet Fitness.

Authorities responded to a report of an explosion on Friday around 3:40pm in Shelby Township and upon arriving saw a man on fire fleeing the scene...

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Kalamazoo Dispatch Honors Comstock Fire Chief with Last Call

This afternoon, Kalamazoo Dispatch broadcast the last call for Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski, who was killed when hit by a car, while responding to a call on I-94. Hundreds of people were gathered for his service in Portage today when the Last Call was made.

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Authorities Investigate Lowell Barn Fire that Killed 13 Horses [VIDEO]

Police and the fire marshal are investigating a suspicious fire near Lowell Saturday morning at The Barn for Equine Learning that killed thirteen therapy horses. 

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Grand Rapids Fire Department Will Install Smoke Alarms for You for Free

Smoke alarms save lives, and the Grand Rapids Fire Department really wants you to be safe. So they will come to your home and install smoke alarms for you for FREE! That's how easy it is to make your home safer.

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Boyne Highlands to Re-Open Friday

Boyne Highlands Ski Resort was damaged by fire on Sunday. The resort has announced they are set to reopen the slopes on Friday.

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Michigan DNR Firefighters Battling Fires in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia

Michigan Department of Natural Resources firefighters have been sent to help contain fires in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia as drought conditions continue.

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Fire at Plainfield Grocery Store Determined to Be Arson

An early morning fire damaging Ken's Fruit Market and two other retailers on Plainfield Ave. has been determined to be arson, WZZM-13 reports.

The fire started around 4a.m. Thursday at Ken's Fruit Market near the corner of Plainfield Avenue and 4 Mile Road. 

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Fire Damages Ken’s Fruit Market on Plainfield

An early morning fire has caused damage to a Grand Rapids' grocery store.

WZZM-13 reports that a fire started around 4a.m. Thursday at Ken's Fruit Market near the corner of Plainfield Avenue and 4 Mile Road. 

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