Fire breaks out at Fifth Third Park in Grand Rapids (with map, scanner info)

January 3, 2014: Fifth Third Park in Grand Rapids is on fire. Some news coverage from local sources.

Listen to scanner traffic on Kent County Fire North via Broadcastify.

The map shows a blue circle around the traffic camera, with heavy smoke visible, just north of Grand Rapids along highway US-131 at I-96. Two orange diamonds mark where MDOT warns travelers of the fire. Map from WZZM 13.


WZZM 13 has live video coverage –

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) – Several crews are responding to a fire at Fifth Third Ballpark.
WZZM 13’s Hannah Saunders is reporting that the east side stand of the ballpark have caved in.

WWMT coverage –

Dispatchers say that the fire started in one of the suites. The first fire department on scene called in mutual aid from two other departments. We’ve been told that all of the employees were able to make it out safely.

Grand Rapids Press coverage –

UPDATE: The flames are rapidly spreading. Firefighters are exiting for safety concerns and are now battling flames from the outside.

Live video should be available from MDOT traffic cams, select “Grand Rapids”. I wasn’t able to pull up any videos.


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