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One person killed in overnight fire in Grand Rapids

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Posted at 11:05 AM, Jun 14, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — One person is dead after a fire in Grand Rapids overnight.

Grand Rapids Professional Firefighters Local 366 says the fire happened in the 1200 block of Bridge Street NW just after 1 a.m. on June 14.

Crews arrived on the scene within three minutes of receiving the call and found a 2-story apartment hour with flames showing from the second floor.

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Officials say firefighters immediately began attacking the fire and searching for trapped victims.

One man had to jump out of a second-floor window to escape. Firefighters say he was given emergency medical care on scene before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.

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Another occupant, a 64-year-old man, was killed in the fire. His name has not yet been released.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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