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Fire department responds to structure fire at the Walter French building

Walter French building 2023
Walter French Building 2023
Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 23, 2023

LANSING, Mich. — Black smoke was seen coming out of the Walter French Junior High School building on the corner of Mount Hope Road.

According to the Ingham County Alert system, traffic was shut down at Mount Hope Road between Cedar Street and Washington Avenue due to the structure fire.

The former school building has been vacant since 2015 due to a fire, but a redevelopment project for the building was proposed last year to convert it into 76 affordable housing units.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they said they saw black smoke coming from the roof where the old gym was located, which is the same area were two previous fires happened. When they entered the building, crews found some old furniture where the origin of the fire was.

No one was in the building at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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