3 go to hospital after huge house fire in Grand Haven

Posted at 4:56 AM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 10:23:33-05

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. --- It took multiple agencies to put out a fully-involved house fire early Saturday.

The fire broke out around 4:30 a.m.  in the 600 block of North Fifth Street.

Crews on scene say the family pet did not survive.

Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters encountered heavy smoke and fire conditions on the west side (street side) of the two-story residence.  Witnesses indicated that two women ages 64 and 85 were able to get out of the residence. However, a 71-year-old man was still trapped inside.

Firefighters were able to rescue the man.   He was located on the first floor of the residence and found to be unconscious.  He was extricated from the residence by firefighters and then transported to North Ottawa Community Hospital for treatment for severe smoke inhalation.

He was later transferred to Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids where he is currently being treated.

The two women were treated and released from North Ottawa Community Hospital for minor smoke inhalation.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. the fire was extinguished.

The fire is currently under investigation for cause and origin.

The following departments/agencies assisted at the scene the Grand Haven Township Fire Department, the Spring Lake Fire Department, the Ferrysburg Fire Department, North Ottawa Community Hospital paramedics, the Michigan State Police and the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.