Crews Extinguish Fire at Carriage Court Condominiums in Plymouth
No injuries reported in downtown condominium fire.
A fire that started on the second-floor balcony of a condominium unit in downtown Plymouth was extinguished late Thursday afternoon, according to fire officials.
Brad Westfall, sergeant of the combined Northville and Plymouth fire departments, said a fire began just before 5 p.m. on a balcony above a ground-level garage at Carriage Court Condominiums at the 300 block of Hamilton Street.
While the fire was contained to the exterior of the building, Westfall said the siding along the condomium, including part of the third-floor balcony, sustained damage. No injuries were reported.
After a fire extinguisher and garden hose initially were used to try to put out the fire, firefighters arrived and attacked the blaze from the inside of the building.
Westfall said a total of 39 firefighters from two of the department's stations responded to the call, with about 20 arriving on-scene to quickly extinguish the blaze.
"We got a good turnout (from responding firefighters)," Westfall said.
The firefighting effort briefly tied up traffic on adjacent Ann Arbor Trail at Hamilton Street, according to a news release from the City of Plymouth.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Westfall said.
Clarification: While 39 firefighters responded to the call, about half of that number were at the scene, while the remainder were at the downtown Plymouth station.