Cause of Motel 72 fire listed as undetermined
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 10:13am caleb
Fire department, Michigan State Police unable to pinpoint the reason for September 2 blaze
Caleb Casey | Managing Editor
A fire destroyed Motel 72 – located near the corner of M-93 and M-72 West next to Tinker’s Junction – on Thursday, September 2, and recent investigations have not been able to pinpoint a precise cause of the blaze, according to local fire department officials.
During a regular Grayling Charter Township Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, October 20, Grayling Charter Township Supervisor Lacey Stephan III said the motel’s owner was still cleaning up the site and working with insurance and the township on the initial phases of possibly rebuilding.
Grayling Fire Department Chief Mark Brown said the fire department and the Michigan State Police investigated the fire and the cause is “undetermined.”
“At this point we just don’t know,” Chief Brown said.
The Grayling Fire Department, along with many other agencies, responded to the Motel 72 fire on Thursday, September 2. Fire department officials said the structure was occupied at the time – the building was being used as a motel and as monthly housing – but no injuries were reported.
“I hope they rebuild. Grayling needs it,” Chief Brown said.