Chinese Lantern Responsible for Kentwood Fire

Kentwood Fire FightersAt 10:32 pm on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the City of Kentwood Fire Department responded to 2350 Breton Industrial Drive SE, on a reported structure fire: a fire on the roof.
First arriving crews reported fire coming from the roof of the building (see photo on left). The fire was brought under control quickly.


According to a witness, a Chinese Lantern-type of device was seen above the building. The witness stated that there was a flash and burning material dropped to the roof of the building.


We have recovered a Chinese Lantern-type of device from the ground near the building.


At this time, the cause of this fire is under investigation.


Initial damage estimate is approximately $10,000.


All employees evacuated safely and there were no injuries.


{This article was written by Fire Chief Gregory S. Ginebaugh.)