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Two children, babysitter safe after Grand Rapids house fire

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Feb 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-02 15:12:13-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two children and their babysitter are safe after a fire sparked at a home in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Fire Department says the fire happened at a two-story house in the 900 block of 3rd Street NW Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators say an infant, a 9-year-old and their babysitter were inside the home when the fire started on the second story.

According to officials, the 9-year-old discovered the fire in a bedroom. The babysitter and kids left the home and called 911.

The Red Cross is helping the family find housing.

No injuries have been reported, but a cat did die in the fire.

Officials say the house includes two apartments. The first-floor unit is unoccupied.

Crews are still investigating the cause of the fire.