Contact Us

Massive Blaze in Ionia County

It took firefighters from a number of mid-Michigan departments several hours overnight to bring a massive fire at an equipment facility under control.

Fire crews on scene of the Reed and Hoppes Towing Facility for several hours overnight.

Mlive.com reports it was first reported shortly before 8:30 Sunday night the the Reed Hoppes Towing & Equipment facility in the 26-hundred block of East Grand River Avenue in Portland.

Fifrefighters battling the blaze were hindered by the extreme cold.  Last night’s lows were in the single digits.  Location of the facility also made for additional difficulty requiring assistance from some 10 other fire departments.

While some vehicles were lost in the blaze, there were no injuries reported.  Mlive.com says the daughter of the owner of the facility, Joyce Hoppes, says she was thankful that the fire broke out late Sunday when there were no workers inside.

Parts of the business structure is expected to continue to operate while the investigation continues into a cause for the fire.

Best of 1240 WJIM

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjimam.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Club 12-40 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Club 12-40 contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.