You may have seen the plume of smoke over the northwest corner of Spartan Stadium Friday evening, as many on social media did. According to, the culprit was a garage fire in Meridian Township, about 4-5 miles from the stadium.

Meridian Township firefighters and a number of other fire agencies responded to the scene around 8:00pm Friday evening in the 6300 block of Towar Avenue, near Lake Lansing Road and Birch Row Drive. An investigation for a cause is ongoing. The structure was heavily damaged.