Fire destroys Applebee’s restaurant

January 3, 2014
LFD aerial truck sprays water on the roof.

LFD aerial truck sprays water on the roof.

The back side of Applebee's.

The back side of Applebee’s.

AMBER TWP. — Firefighters from Pere Marquette and Ludington fire departments were dispatched to Applebee’s restaurant on West U.S. 10-31 just after 4 a.m. for a report of heavy smoke coming from the building. Ludington Fire Chief Jerry Funk was first on scene and confirmed the fire, which appears to have started in the southeast side of the restaurant’s kitchen.

Ariel trucks from both departments were set up but flames continued to spread throughout the building. Scottville Fire Department and Life EMS ambulance were also called in. Hamlin Twp. Fire Dept. was later called to relieve the other departments.

Temperatures hovering just above zero have caused challenges for the firefighters. PM’s ladder truck initially had a frozen valve while ice formed over the back parking lot, making conditions even more dangerous.

Over 50 people work at the restaurant, according to manager Matt Zwiegle. He said he was contacting the restaurant’s owners to find out the next step for the business.

Will update as more information is available.

20140103-063255.jpg

MCP Facebook feed

Just east of the Custer village limits, along First Street, is Pine Ridge Farm. Dan Wolf’s grandfather started growing asparagus here in the 1960s. Today, Dan and his wife, Allyson, continue that tradition and grows 100 acres of asparagus. Five years ago they decided to diversify their farm and learned about the up and coming hop industry.

READ MORE HERE: wp.me/p28wGM-8iZ
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

The Land is brought to you by Ludington Beverage.

#MasonCountyAgriculture #TheLand By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. CUSTER TOWNSHIP — Over the past decade there has been a rapid growth of microbreweries and brewpubs across the United States. Michigan is ranked as the fifth largest state in terms of number of breweries. As that industry grows, so does the need for the crops that make the beer. One of the key ingredients is hops. [ 906 more words ]

www.masoncountypress.com/2016/08/30/the-land-hop-farm-quenches-michigans-thirst-custer-michigan-m...
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

NorthStar Chiropractic

Keeping the Badger Safe

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.