Fire destroys northern Michigan hotel

No one seriously hurt in blaze at Charlevoix Hotel

Published On: Jan 28 2012 07:05:53 PM EST

Firefighters have rescued one person from the second-floor window of a burning northern Michigan hotel.

The Petoskey News-Review reports that other guests at the Charlevoix Hotel were able to escape early Saturday morning on their own.

The fire was reported about 3:50 a.m. When firefighters arrived flames were visible outside the building.

Charlevoix Fire Department shift commander Joe Schwartzfisher says the fire started in a bathroom and that the hotel was destroyed. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Injuries were limited to minor smoke inhalation.
Fire Chief Paul Ivan said in recent years the hotel had rented out most of its room on a long-term basis.

Charlevoix is along Lake Michigan, about 180 miles north of Lansing.