Firefighters, police stop fire at apartment building.

January 3, 2016

scottville_fire_reinberg_010316_ascottville_fire_reinberg_010316_bBy Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

SCOTTVILLE — The quick actions of law enforcement and firefighters prevented a fire from spreading through an apartment building Sunday night. Scottville and Custer fire departments were called to Reinberg Avenue Apartments, 103 N. Reinberg Ave., about 10:30 p.m. for a report of a structure fire. Shortly after, law enforcement arrived on scene and assisted with evacuating the apartment residents. They were also able to locate the source of the fire, a rug in a bathroom, and extinguish it with the assistance of firefighters. Original dispatch reports indicated heavy smoke was coming from the building.

Scottville Fire Chief Dale Larr said the fire appeared to be electrical in origin, caused by a ceiling fan that had dropped down onto the rug. Firefighters were using a high pressure fan to remove any smoke from the building but there was very little fire damage, Larr said.

On scene were Scottville Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, Scottville Police Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police and Life EMS ambulance.