VIDEO: Electrical fire causes damage at Longfellow Towers, 5 department response

November 26, 2022

VIDEO: Electrical fire causes damage at Longfellow Towers, 5 department response

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

LUDINGTON — Firefighters responded to a working fire Saturday morning at Longfellow Towers, 301 E. Court St. Ludington Fire Chief John Henderson said an electrical fire occurred in apartment 704 on the top floor of the senior housing complex. Henderson said firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire and, along with assistance from law enforcement and EMS, evacuate residents.

“The resident had an electrical fire in the bathroom,” Henderson said. “There was a fair amount of fire damage in the bathroom and heavy smoke in the unit itself and some smoke in the unit. The toilet broke and water damage was coming down from the seventh floor to the sixth.” 

The fire response included Ludington Fire Department, Pere Marquette Township Fire Department, Hamlin Township Fire Department, Scottville Fire Department and Riverton Township Fire Department. Other emergency units included Ludington Police Department, Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Life EMS. 

The last time there was a working fire at Longfellow Towers, which required evacuation, was in 2010. During that fire the entire complex was evacuated. 

Fire crews were mostly gone by noon. 


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