Holland Township Michigan Fire Chief Jim Kohsel told MLive
the blaze, which heavily damaged one building in the apartment complex, began on a third floor deck around 12:29 pm on Wednesday. A resident in the building decided to use a propane torch to remove the squirrels fur prior to cooking it.
is reporting once the flames reached the roof, it spread throughout the building, destroying eight apartments. A total of 32 apartments were destroyed or damaged to the point of being uninhabitable.
No residents were injured in the blaze, but one firefighter did suffer a broken toe Chief Kahsel told the Washington Post
The local branch of the American Red Cross are assisting the displaced residents find temporary housing, as well as providing clothing and personal care items.