2 dead and 1 serious after early morning GR house fire

Posted at 6:22 AM, Sep 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-22 10:54:23-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Two men are dead and another is hospitalized in serious condition after an early morning house fire at an adult foster care facility.

Flames sparked at 1:02 a.m. Saturday in the house at 1018 Widdicomb Ave, in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Fire Department battalion chief Dave Norman told FOX 17 that one man was pronounced dead at the scene and another man was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.

A third man was taken to the hospital where he was admitted for treatment of life-threatening smoke inhalation.

Other family members inside the home were able to escape safely.

The flames left extensive damage to the front of the house and both floors of the structure.

The fire’s cause is still being investigated. Norman said the blaze was not suspicious, however.