UPDATE: Manistee County Fire at an Adult Foster Care Home - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Manistee County Fire at an Adult Foster Care Home

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Twenty one people forced from a home, after a fire destroyed an adult foster care center in Manistee County.

Everyone inside escaped without injuries on Monday afternoon. Fire investigators are still looking for a cause but say the fire started in the attic.

The fire destroyed the Orchard Hill adult foster care home in Brethren.

Firefighters fought the flames late into the night. The home is in such a rural area of Manistee County that fire crews had to truck in water. Three departments responded.

The foster care staff had everyone out safely before firefighters arrived.

The people living there were taken to other homes in the area.

The owners are asking that clothing and other donations be sent to the Country Acres home in Kaleva.

Kyle Mitchell and Photojournalist Jeff Blevins have more on what firefighters call an act of heroism by foster care staff.

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