COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WOOD) – A large section of Fifth Third Ballpark was destroyed by a fire that sparked Friday morning, and according to the Plainfield Township fire chief, the lack of hydrants hampered the fire crews’ ability to fight the fire.
The fire started around 11 a.m. Smoke and flames from the fire could be seen from miles away.
Firefighters had to evacuate the building a half hour after they began to fight the fire, and went into defensive mode.
According to the Kent County emergency manager, the fire started in one of the suites, and just before 12 p.m., the roof on the skyboxes began to collapse.