Pine Ridge residents can start moving back in almost 7 weeks after fire

Pine Ridge Apartments shortly after the July 30 fire. (WLUC photo)
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Pine Ridge Apartments residents can start to move back in after being displaced for almost 7 weeks after a fire broke out on the roof of the building on July 30.

Residents were placed in temporary shelters and housing across the Upper Peninsula, while crews worked to repair the building after the fire.

On Monday, September 16, the Marquette Housing Commission announced they received an occupancy permit for floors one through eight and those tenants can start moving back in at any time. There are nine total floors.

Last Friday, the fire alarm and air circulation passed inspection.

After air quality tests on Monday, it was announced that residents could move back in.

Sharon Maki, Executive Director of the Marquette Housing Commission said, “I am thankful for our patient and understanding tenants and families and the wonderful community we live in.”

See past stories on this fire, along with previous updates, here.



 
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