On November 15, 2019 at 7:29 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD) was dispatched to a structure fire at the Fairfield Inn located at 2525 S. University Park Drive. Firefighters arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke coming from the heating unit in Room 218, which was unoccupied at the time.
The building’s fire alarm prompted the evacuation of the entire building and the sprinkler system extinguished the fire in Room 218 before firefighters arrived. The building’s lobby suffered water damage and Room 218 suffered extensive fire and smoke damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation at this time.
There were no reported injuries to hotel guests, staff or firefighters. The MPFD escorted hotel guests to gather their belongings and all guests are being relocated to other properties for the evening.
The Mt Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, the Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department and Mobile Medical Response.