HOLLAND, Mich. — Two people were stuck in their home at 205 West 9th Street at 9:54 a.m. today.
One call from a concerned person led the Holland Fire Department to dispatch a team to the residence, believing there were people trapped inside the burning home.
Units arrived at the home at 9:58 a.m., learning that two occupants were assisted to safely while a dog was still missing. The pet was found at a window on the second floor, and was promptly rescued.
The fire was under control 15 minutes after the firefighters arrived. The fire remains under investigation by the department’s Fire Marshal however initial findings indicate that the cause was unintentional.
Additionally, five cats that were inside the home were rescued and removed. All occupants including the 5 cats are safe and doing well.
During this incident firefighters were assisted by the Holland Police, American Medical Response, and the department’s Victims Services Unit. Temporary lodging for the displaced occupants was provided by the American Red Cross.
If anyone has information to assist in identifying and locating the good Samaritan that rescued the second-floor occupants from the roof, please contact the department at 616-355-1020.