The fire in downtown Plymouth on December 26th is still under investigation by the Plymouth Fire Department according to Chief Rod Miller.
The Plymouth Fire Department was dispatched to 201 ½ North Michigan Street on Saturday at 5:19 p.m. The Marshall County Dispatch Center said a maintenance person called in the fire that started on the upper level of the southwest corner of the building.
Radio traffic said smoke was showing when the Plymouth Fire Department arrived on the scene. Details of the cause of the fire are still being investigated. Chief Miller did say no injuries were reported and several pets were saved by firefighters and returned to their owners.
The Plymouth aerial truck was on the scene along with aerial trucks from Bremen and Culver as well as manpower from LaPaz and Argos.
Firefighters were on the scene for over three hours and several streets were closed during the fire.
Utilities are disconnected to the building and water and smoke damage was not only to the 201 building but the building next door housing Simplee Stated Gifts.
Those living in the building are not allowed to stay in their apartments and Simplee Stated Gifts will be closed until they can determine the extent of the damages and if they can reopen in the same location or move to a temporary location.