A number of Grand Rapids Fire Department units went to a late afternoon fire on the northwest side.
Sam's Party Store in the 1000 block of Bridge NW had an apparent fire in the wall of the building. There was some initial concern that all the tenants of apartments in the building and the store staff below had come out. Less than 15 minutes after the call for help came, everyone was accounted for.
Fire crews opened up walls to make sure the initial problem did not spread through the building.