Cardinal Court fire

One injured and in stable condition

On Sunday, Jan. 17 5:10 p.m. a fire went ablaze in the Cardinal Court apartments on Campus.

The tenant who was living in the apartment was found in the fire when Big Rapids City Fire Department went in for a safety check.

A Ferris State Department of Public Safety went to check earlier but the apartment was already packed with heavy smoke.

The Ferris student was taken to Big Rapids Spectrum health for her injuries but was later transported to the Butterworth Hospital and put into intensive care for her burns and smoke inhalation, she is currently in stable condition.

The fire was under control at 5:32 p.m. the same day, but the adjacent apartment was damaged due to the efforts of controlling the fire.

The investigation lead for the start of the fire due to leaving a pot on the stove and catching ablaze that was not controllable.

The investigation is still on going.

Ferris State News Services Sandy Gholston released a statement for anyone who needs to be relocated because of the fire, staff is on-hand to assist students.