Fire destroys business in Cadillac

WEXFORD COUNTY, Mi. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The Frosty Cup Family Restaurant in Cadillac is destroyed after an early morning fire. Crews got the call at 3 a.m. Monday.

We're told a motion detector is what alerted crews to the blaze.

According to the Cadillac Fire Department, there were no fire alarms or a sprinkler system inside the building.

The fire was out by 9 a.m. but a collapsed roof and winter weather conditions created problems for crews.

"The origin and cause of the fire are currently under investigation by the Cadillac Fire Department," wrote Fire Marshal, Anthony Wolff. "Given that the building was secure upon fire department arrival, the alarm activation was likely a result of the fire and not of an intruder."

Firefighters say no one was inside the building and there were no injuries.

Haring Township FD, Cherry Grove Township FD, Selma Township FD, South Branch Township FD, North Flight EMS, Wexford County Sheriff’s Dept., the Road Commission, and the City of Cadillac Police and Street Departments assisted Monday morning.

Restaurant owner, Yvonne Meyer, and her husband Ted have owned the building since 1990.

The Frosty Cup was originally built in 1958 as an ice cream shop. That building burned down in another fire in 1971. It was rebuilt and reopened later on that same year.

Meyer says they aren't sure yet how they'll move forward.

"I want to thank all of our customers for the last 27 years and thank them for their patronage and their business," Meyer said.

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