Double blaze causes family to lose home

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Jenison fire Oak Hollow Drive

The scene after the first fire was put out


JENISON, Mich.–A family is without a home after crews rushed to put out a fire twice Sunday morning.

According to Ottawa County Central Dispatch, they originally got the call around midnight. The family’s teenage daughter was at home with friends, noticed the garage was on fire, and called 911. Officials said everyone inside, including the family’s cats, made it out safely.  Crews raced to the home and were able to quickly extinguish the fire.

After firefighters put out the flames, they left the scene and told family members to keep watch of their home. Apparently, they noticed the fire had reignited around 5 a.m., spreading to the rest of the house. Crews once again made their way to the scene and put out the blaze. However, officials said it’s a complete loss.

Homeowner Mandy Troost said the family is devastated at the loss of their home, but happy that their daughter and cats are alive.

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

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  • Dustin

    I was down the street that night and one of the original 911 callers. All I have to say is it to firetruck FOREVER to get there and once they did they took their sweet old time.

  • Troost & Rose Family

    Please help my family through this horrifying tragedy. Nothing is left but the clothes on their backs.
    A Grandmother, Mother, Father and kids are left with no home and nothing to call their own.
    Anything will help.
    Thank You!

    • Vistax

      Certainly, the Red Cross can offer assistance. The local chapter can be reached at 616-396-6545.
      Regarding the house and contents, replacement should be covered by homeowner’s insurance.
      This does not make up for the trauma and loss of family photos/ mementos, but the family’s basic living needs should be able to be addressed by these organizations.

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