By Judy Reed
A Nelson Township family lost their home earlier this week after a fire broke out when no one was home.
According to Sand Lake Fire Chief Ed Holtzlander, the call came in at 10:49 a.m. Monday, December 5, that flames were through the roof at 9023 21 Mile Road.
Sand Lake, Cedar Springs, and Spencer Township Fire Departments all responded to the scene.
Holtzlander said that when firefighters arrived on scene, part of the roof was already caved in on the cinder block home.
He said that the fire most likely started in the attic above the kitchen/living room area, though it wasn’t determined how it started. “Their insurance company is investigating the cause,” explained Holtzlander.
He said that the home was a total loss.
Sand Lake Fire was called back to the house about 5 p.m. that day after the fire rekindled. “It was a problem with the insulation and how the roof line was built,” he explained.
No one was injured during the fire.
A gofundme page has been set up to help the Roebuck family (Billie, Laurie, and Isaac), who lived in the home, to meet immediate needs while their insurance is being sorted out and they figure out if anything is salvagable. You can visit the page at https://www.gofundme.com/fire-relief-fund-for-roebuck-family.