Multiple fire departments battle massive fire at luxurious lakeshore home.

June 3, 2022

Multiple fire departments battle massive fire at luxurious lakeshore home.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

PENTWATER TOWNSHIP — Seven fire departments responded to a massive house fire Thursday night, June 2, at a luxurious lakeshore home near Pentwater.

No injuries have been reported. It is believed no one was inside the house.

Pentwater Fire Chief Jonathan Hughart said fire crews were expected to be on scene most of the night and into the morning fighting the fire that ripped through the two-story home at 6635 Ridge Road.

Firefighters from seven departments including Pentwater, Hart, Shelby-Benona, Walkerville, Crystal Township, Grant Township and Mason County’s Riverton Township responded to the scene.

Also assisting were the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, Pentwater Police Department, Life EMS, and the Department of Natural Resources.

A long, narrow driveway to the Lake Michigan estate made accessing the fire extremely challenging.

The fire was called into 911 “when someone  from the beach saw white smoke in the area,” said Chief Hughart.

Firefighters were pumping water from Pentwater Lake at the boat ramp on Longbridge Road.

”It’s undetermined at this point,” said Chief Hughart of the cause during a brief interview with OCP at the scene around midnight. More details will be available Friday, June 3.

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