Grand Traverse County Home Destroyed in Fire

We have an update on a fire that destroyed a home in Grand Traverse County.

Flames broke out Tuesday afternoon at a home on North South Long Lake Road and Gingerwood Drive.

Crews say the homeowner saw flames on their deck and called 9-1-1.

He was able to get out safely.

While the home is destroyed, firefighters were able to grab personal items for the family.

The fire chief says the fire was spreading fast when they arrived.

“There was heavy fire out of the roof when we first arrived,” said Long Lake Fire Rescue Chief, Andrew Down. “The fire spread from one end of the house to the other with a shared attic space.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.